April 2nd – LBCP waking up for Springtime — Ladybelt Country Park Wildlife

It’s the 2nd April 2021 – and after a year of virtual lockdown for 12 months it is good to see nature only affected in a positive way! Having seen the awful litter problems faced in some parks, it is great to be able to say the problem has not been repeated here. THANKS to […] … More April 2nd – LBCP waking up for Springtime — Ladybelt Country Park Wildlife

Spring highlights

With the last of the winter visitors like the redwing pictured below) quietly slipping away north east to their summer breeding grounds and the first bumblebees hoovering up the early nectar bearing flowers and blossom Spring is definitely here. Anyone walking around the field at Cedar Grange will be able to tell its spring by … More Spring highlights

Some news from our neighbours: Wildlife update — Ladybelt Country Park

The ponds have never been fuller; the paths have never been wetter and the wildlife has never been so difficult to find! However – seek and you WILL find! To date: there have been over 35 bird species recorded in 2021 on LBCP. I am sure they maybe more but the statistics are taken from […] … More Some news from our neighbours: Wildlife update — Ladybelt Country Park

Autumn visitors

In between the autumnal showers this week came wave after wave of winter migrants high over the village. At this time of year both day and night skies are often full of winter migrants. The seasonal visitors this morning and overnight were redwings recent returnees from Russia and the Balkan states where they breed. They … More Autumn visitors

Autumn Work

Autumn is very apparent now in the trees with their browning leaves, the lack of housemartins chittering in the sky above the village. The cedar grange seed crop brings more than a summer hint as the sunflowers are blooming. last weekend saw the first of two work parties at Beckhithe heading down to the meadow … More Autumn Work

Sneak peeks

As we move through summer and the numbers of screaming swifts and chuckling house martins swell above the village, as family groups get ready to head south many of our other garden birds are strangely absent. Adult birds are now moulting their post breeding feathers and tend to be quiet and hide out of the … More Sneak peeks

Well Spotted.

Wild June has brought a few surprises locally  for those out getting their vitamin N(nature) into them. The first one would once have been a common bird locally and around the UK. Unfortunately like many other migrants who spend the winter in sub Saharan Africa is heading towards a terminal decline in the UK. Tracy … More Well Spotted.