Sunday 23 March 2014

Around the garden

Last week the Greenfinches returned to the garden after being absent since just after the start of the new year. Three arrived at the beginning of the week and were around most days and this week their numbers peaked at six.

The pair of Blackbirds are still around but no signs of nest building so far that I have seen. There was also a second male appeared for a couple of days at the start of the week but I didn't see him towards the end of the week so presumably he has moved on or been chased away.

The Skylarks can be heard singing daily and it is quite impressive how they seem to be able to stay above their territory singing away even in a Force 7 wind!!

Lapwings are now displaying over the fields surrounding the house and Oystercatchers can now be heard calling away around the clock.

With the clocks going forward next weekend it will soon be time to get out for a bit of patch watching in the evenings.

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