Thursday, 20 March 2014


Garganey pair out in the centre of pond on arrival but flighty, both the Great-northern Diver and Long-tailed Duck seen in the blustery conditions along with a small influx of Teal and 2 Snipe on the scrape. Plenty of Meadow Pipits around and a couple of Linnets. A search of the grandborough valley produced 200+ Fieldfare and Redwing south of Kites Hardwick, 2 Red-legged Partridge at Grandborough Fields and 30+ Tree Sparrow at Millholme Parc.

Forgot to mention in my last blog that we found a Great-crested Grebe carrying young off lin croft point / toft bay, a very early breeding record for this species – especially here.

Early Thorn in moth trap
Cym & Dave are holding an open day in April at their small holding now called Millholme Parc Farm in aid of charity and have sent me a poster advertising the event. Ideal for little one’s if they like fluffy cuddly things though I prefer mine with a dab of mint sauce behind the ears.
Sand Martins moved north just before it rained late afternoon with 3 over garden

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