Monthly Archives: April 2018

Still winter?

Whilst touring the estate today, Graham flushed a snipe in Upper Sowerholme. So at least one still hanging on in winter quarters, whilst the rest have moved away for summer. Also a surprising sighting of three Canada geese swimming on Alder Pond.

Bird Activity

Yesterday, we saw our first swallow going north over Fairfield, and today 5 or 6 swallows flew round our house.

In the Orchard we saw a pair of treecreepers,

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as well as a pair of tree sparrows putting nesting material into O1 (Orchard 1 box).

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This is an important development for Fairfield as this is a target bird that we have been trying to attract to the area.

In West Field we saw further evidence of nesting behaviour on the part of jackdaws.

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