Last Saturday’s Walk and Talk around the FLORA fields took us up to the top of the hill just beside Pony Wood, where some fairly wild lambs were wriggling through gaps in the fence and leading their mothers across the fields. I’m looking forward, hopefully, to the time when we take over the fields and can start on our improvements by getting the sheep and lambs out of the wood.
There were lapwings to be seen in fair numbers on the field to the west of the Pads path, and curlews on the western hill side (we do need to sort out – discover or invent – names for these fields!). Good to see them there – they come nearly every winter, especially when the Lune estuary is frozen. If anyone’s got any dates or counts, do please post them here. Also please tell us about egret sightings, of which there have been reports. And anything else – we’d like to make this blog the go-to-place for all wildlife records in FAUNA, FLORA and the Orchard: if everyone who notices anything of interest posts it here, it will provide quick updates of what to look for and we should build up a really good data base over time.