Just a quick update from the past couple of days. The weathermen got it right on Sunday and it rained for most of the day. I spent a couple of hours nest box building in the morning and got seven boxes for Pied Flycatcher or Tree Sparrow (depending on where I put them up) built. I have two more that I will do this coming weekend.
I called at Rawcliffe Moss to feed this morning in the half light before I set off in the direction of the West Pennine moors visiting a couple of farmers for work. I had the best count of Yellowhammer for the winter as I pushed 22 out of the 'feeding station' hedge as I walked along. I suspect that the Yellowhammers are roosting in the hedge close to where they feed, unlike the Tree Sparrows which roost off site. Tree Sparrows only numbered 29 this morning as they were just starting to arrive as I fed.
Before I headed back to the car I had six white rumps bouncing across the 'big' field that were attached to six Roe Deer. I didn't have much on my farm visits other than a Jay for the year list competition with my colleagues.
Wednesday 23rd August - Boy, what a thunderstorm we had last night, and it was still rumbling away at midnight when I went to bed. Just as well that we have sandy soil as there wa...
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