This afternoon, on leaving my corncrake chicks, I came upon six people wrapped up in sensible wind and rain proof clothing, and each had their own pair of binoculars. Bird watchers. But they were different to the norm. Three of them were women!
I stopped to chat with them and they asked me if I knew where corncrakes might be heard. I told them I certainly did. And I directed them right to one.. Service with a very enthusiastic smile. And six very happy customers.
My bird list for week commencing 17th June:
Blackbird, Black-tailed godwit (& juvenile), Buzzard, Collared dove, Coot, Corncrake, Crow, Cuckoo (heard), Heron, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Lapwing (& laplet), Little egret, Magpie, Mallard, Marsh harrier, Meadow pipit (& juvenile), Moorhen, Mute swan (& cygnet), Pied wagtail, Red kite, Redshank, Reedbunting, Rook, Sedge warbler (heard), Shoveler (& shovelings), Skylark, Snipe, Starling (& starlet), Swallow, Swift, Woodpigeon, Yellow wagtail,
This week’s flowers on the Nene Washes:
Buttercup, Cow parsley, Forget-me-not, Rape, Sorrel, Yellow iris, Yellow water-lilly.
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