Ashlawn Birds starting to nest

A stroll down the length of the cutting from Hillmorton Road to the other side of Onley Lane revealed 23 different species of bird as follows:

Blackbird, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Crow, Goldfinch, Dunnock, Greenfinch,Black headed Gull, Magpie, Moorhen, Redwing, Robin, Skylark, Sparrowhawk, Starling, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Green Woodpecker, Woodpigeon, Wren

 Sure I missed some even then.

 Also spotted several butterflies – Small Tortoiseshell, Comma and Brimstone male and female


Green-winged Orchid, 16th May 2011
by Liz Dinsdale

Starting the fence line, April 7th 2011

Pete Thorne of WWT on left, in charge!

Showing the Strainer post
Joining 2 pieces of Stock wire

Heavy work

Phew! I'm trying to smile

After the Contractors, 15th March 2011

Looking along the brook at the top of the field

Showing clearance

of silt from the brook

Different view

taken 15th March 2011
Looking up hill from the gate

Before Contractors!!

After working party on Wednesday 2nd March

Clearance right up to the fence line


Hedge line clearance
Lesser Celandine