Cold Weather strikes

Odd things going on in this week’s cold snap.  John & Jasmine have had 6-8 Reed Buntings in their garden plus a female Blackcap.  Mike & Lesley have a regular male Blackcap, and I caught and ringed a female on 25 Feb, also ringed a pair of Firecrests.

Yesterday John & Pauline found a small bat by their back door, took it in, warmed it, and are taking it to a bat rescue centre – then spotted a Golden Plover in their garden.

On the 28th Feb, Yvonne had a Lapwing in her garden, Libby saw 2  in the fields by Swains Farm Shop and Liz reported 6 in a field at Barrow Hill. Elaine saw a Hawfinch in her garden down West End Lane while Roger was out!

Fieldfares coming into village – on the 1st some flew from trees in Blackgate Lane, and two were seen eating ornamental cherries in Furners Mead