Roe Deer fawn and other youngsters

Monday, May 25th 2009

It's been a hot day at Foxglove. The bird ringers were here at 4.15 am this morning! The catch was modest as many birds were still incubating but birds caught included Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Treecreeper and most of the ususal species. A Green Woodpecker was seen on the ground in one of the plantations.

There have been lots of visitors.

This Roe Deer fawn was seen nestled in the grass with the anxious mother close by.

Roe Deer fawnThe mowing and strimming season has arrived! After the lawns were mowed a start was made on keeping our paths clear.

The first Lapwing chicks for the new wetland arrived today; the eggs were cracking early in the day and the recently hatched young will now be running around in the wet margins. Snipe, Redshank and Oystercatcher were seen and a Redstart wsa singing on the woodland fringe.

The proceeds from the Car Boot Sale on Saturday have finally been counted and the magnificent total of £532.67 was achieved. Our thanks go to the many people who helped us in so many different ways.


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