Thursday, 4 June 2015

Here come the young birds!


An early morning foray at Blueberry Farm, Maidwell provided the sound of the calling Quail in Big Lichfields and a singing Grasshopper Warbler in Hill Field.

At Harrington Airfield this afternoon two Turtle Doves were flying around at the far end of the concrete track and good numbers of Common Spotted Orchids are beginning to emerge. This evening a walk in Rabbit Hill Spinney on the Kelmarsh Estate yielded a pair of Spotted Flycatcher and a Great Spotted Woodpecker nest with the young close to fledging.

Many Blue Tit and Great Tit broods will have fledged today and will continue to do so during the week-end, so watch out for lots of begging tits in bushes and trees by you!


Neil M
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