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On display this evening

Highlights of a brief walk around the reserve boundaries this evening were:

  • a lapwing enjoying the muddy area in Flora Field that has been created by the leak from the damaged water pipe
  • a hare on the west side of Flora Field about 20 metres from the Long Pads path
  • a cluster of starlings in the old alder tree in Big Meadow
  • a goldfinch singing in a tree by the footpath bend near School Pond


Birds, flowers and calf number 4

Two thrush in the Paddock again this morning. Sightings of a wren and a goldfinch in the Orchard.

Daffodil and celandine to add to this year’s list of flowers in the Nature Reserve

The fourth of this year’s calves was born this morning, a white heifer. Calf and mother reported as both doing well.


A couple of very smart looking goldfinch on the Lucy Brook side of the Hay Meadow marsh this morning. They were flying down from the bushes to land precariously on the stems of plants/grasses at the edge of the marsh. (Beyond my expertise unfortunately to identify what they were visiting!) Quite comical to see the stem sway and bend furiously with the weight and the bird flapping its wings to maintain balance. Then, once stable, they proceeded to tuck into the ‘flowering’ top of the plant.