Spring is well in place now and the migrant birds are heading back to the village and singing their hearts out. A walk around the village should reveal the chiff chaff call of the Chiffchaff and fluety tones of the black and if your hearing is up to it the high pitched calls of the … More Local wildlife, highs and lows.
There are posts on various websites stating the above. There is also a post saying there is nothing but peace, tranquillity and wildlife. Take your pick! Why do some visitors see nothing, while others see many things? Take time to be still – birds re-appear after about 15 minutes. Dog’s disturb wildlife less if on […] … More I do not see any Wildlife — Ladybelt Country Park Wildlife
I have procrastinated on this latest post as I was hoping to announce the first of the spring migrants, primarily the new herald of Spring the chiffchaff. Whilst they have been heard along with whitethroat not to far away in Marlingford they have still to put in an appearance locally. As I ran out this … More Giant in Spring — Hethersett Birdlife
Originally posted on Ladybelt Country Park Wildlife:
15th At the end of a day when the temperature reached 14 degrees the birds are singing beautifully just before dusk. Robins, Song thrushes, Wrens and Blackcaps were heard tonight along with the sound of 3 Green woodpeckers and numerous Rooks going about nest building/repairing. The Dawn Chorus…
Next volunteer working Party – November 4th at 10:00. Meet by car park, refreshments provided. I have been to the warmer climates of the Mediterranean for most of October – butterfly and dolphin watching! It was therefore a great moment, when I received an email from an unknown reader of this site – enclosing photos […] … More November — Ladybelt Country Park Wildlife
Short winter days are here but they come with benefits as the winter migrants make themselves known as soon as the winter sun comes up. Over the last weeks redwings and fieldfare can often be seen for those who remember to #lookup. The largest flock of fieldfare I have seen in the last fortnight was […] … More Winter rarity — Hethersett Birdlife
Few birds are making an appearance at present but swallows were seen again on 8th September and the green woodpeckers are heard daily in the woodland areas. At dusk, tawny owls are hooting. A grey heron flew overhead towards the adjacent lake where chicks had hatched in the heronry over the summer. The buzzards are … More Early September — Ladybelt Country Park Wildlife
Anyone who has taken a walk out on the west side of the village can’t help but have noticed a field full of autumn colour. A sunny morning will also bring out several hundred large white butterflies making a quite breath taking scene . The field has been sown specifically to support wildlife and especially … More Great Melton Farms – A gift to Nature
Next HEAT meeting Wednesday 12th September, Social Club, 8pm.
Originally posted on Hethersett Birdlife:
Since the last post I have been surveying birds as often as possible and checking the summer migrants are all in and counted. One of the last in, and a relief to see back from their African travels is the house martin colony at Admiralty Way in the village. Their…