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
Starting the fence line, April 7th 2011
- Pete Thorne of WWT on left, in charge!
After the Contractors, 15th March 2011
- Looking along the brook at the top of the field
of silt from the brook
After working party on Wednesday 2nd March
- Lesser Celandine
A busy morning’s work,
Malcolm – showing previously
completed hedge in background
Common blue population in Ashlawn cutting explodes