Tag Archives: Song thrush

Thrush and geese

Part of the large flock of geese currently feeding on the hills adjacent to West Field actually crossed the boundary and explored West Field for a short time this afternoon. They do seem to regard the hedge as a rigid boundary (my own amateur theory is that the hills are heavily manured and thus have new grass shoots) but perhaps this little foray will lead to more extensive occupation.

Also yesterday I saw two song thrushes flying from the Pads footpath across Big Meadow to the hedgerow near Lucy Brook. I believe it’s some time since anyone has seen thrushes.

Wildlife today

Whist working in the Reserves today we have observed three roe deer (this morning in Upper and Lower Sowerholme, this afternoon as brazen as you like in the middle of the Flora Field); a heron stood in the middle of the School Pond; two song thrush in the hedge alongside Lucy Brook; four lapwings calling over the Flora Field; two partridges set up from the Flora Field.

Flower and bird report

The wood anenomes near the Orchard north gate are starting to come. Blackthorn blossom near the fruit hedge.

On yesterday’s tour with Richard we saw a heron in Upper Sowerholme, teal in Alder Pond whilst a little earlier I saw a song thrush near the shed.

I note the report of meadow pipits in Big Meadow (blog 1/4/15). I am pretty sure I saw these yesterday but could not be sure at the time.