Weekend Wildlife from the Meadow Hide
It’s the weekend and time for another day at the meadow hide , once again with my wife Anne in the co-pilots seat. Wednesday was just a little too hot , so for once it’s a rare day off that hasn’t beenn spent at the hide . The meadow continues to grow , with the path to the hide almost totally overgrown. Another trip tomorrow with the strimmer is in order. The bonus with the meadows growing so much is that the hide is now virtually invisible from the public path , if you know it’s there you can just about make out the outline of the roof.
Anyway , the wildlife . A good day today for birds of prey with Kestrel , Red kite , Buzzard and Honey Buzzard all making appearances. The Buzzard looked like it had found a carcass in the adjacent field , making a dozen odd trips into the field. The Woodpecker made several appearances and we think one of this year’s youngsters also paid us a visit. We had a female pheasant pruning near the hide for nearly an hour .
The other birds checking in included Blue tits , Great tits , Robin , Dunnock , Blackbird, , Blackcap , Pigeon , Chaffinch and Wren.
The mammals were represented by Grey Squirrels and our resident family of Brown rats.
Monday at the Meadow ~ Be Prepared As my good friend Bob always say’s, be prepared . You will never know when that one in a million shot will happen , so have you’re camera ready. Well the opportunity happened this morning and yes , I missed it. I had just arrived at the Hide […]
Who’s afraid of the big bad fox , certainly not this little hedgehog……
New Kids on the Block We have new residents in our garden. Today we have released three young rescued Hedgehogs on behalf of Oak and Furrows rescue charity. It’s a welcome boast to the already healthy local hedgehog community. Here is a short video showing two of the new arrivals enjoying a free meal…..