Bluebells in the Wet Woods ( Photo courtesy of my lovely wife )
The LESSER WHITETHROAT is still singing around the Greenhouse Grounds, trying to attract a mate, the COMMON WHITETHROAT pair are also there, as are the KESTRELS. BLACKCAP, CHIFFCHAFF and SWALLOW were the only other summer birds on offer on my patch today.
The MISTLETHRUSH nest in the Oak tree at the large garden adjacent to the lakes has probably got young now, both adults were seen in the vicinity.
The SISKIN pair continue to visit my garden feeders, they were seen this afternoon, be good to get this species on the May list :-)
A LITTLE OWL (72) was at last recorded for the April list when one was seen perched in a tree at the Small Holding, this addition to the months list still leaves me short of 3 species if I am to reach the mean average species tally for the 5 previous Aprils and still 7 short of the record April tally, with just one visit left, I dont think these targets will be reached now.
ROOKS are the predominant species on the sheep pasture at Migrant Alley, collecting food for their nestlings.