you may have followed over the last 18 months we have been hedge planting
along the cow drive and this month you could really tell for the first
100m as the Hawthorn blossom made the hedge white either side and the
scent was quite something.
However that photo was taken at approx 2pm at 3.30pm
I went to the implement shed to collect a machine and found these feathers
(left) All that remained of one chick. The sparrow hawk also has chicks
to feed and one of our chicks had fallen prey. The other two however
have seen June appear and are now independent of their parents.
This month we are asking for your help. I only have a limited knowledge of insects and Paul has taken these pictures.
We would like them identifying if possible please, if you can click here to e-mail me.
this picture is of our manure pile. Would you want to live right next
to it? This Pied Wagtail does and they have nested in the tyres and
raised 3 chicks. You see Wagtails eat insects and there are plenty on
the manure making this part of our farm a prime-nesting site.
Summer report next month PHIL.