Sunday, February 08, 2009

Two Bunty walks around our new house today. The first, early on, had very little other than a Roe Deer, a Buzzard and 3 Grey Partridges.

This afternoon a dusk stroll around was better. A nice Barn Owl was dozing at the entrance to its nestbox, a Heron flew north while this mornings Buzzard was seen going to roost. 30+ Golden Plover were swirling around and a female Sparrowhawk didn't waste any time crossing the field behind the house.

On my way home, a Woodcock had a near miss, lifting from the roadside verge, across the front of the car and off into nearby woodland.

I put two nest boxes up on the edge of my garden today. The first of a good few in the hope of attracting the resident Tree Sparrows to set up a colony.

Electrics this week, hopefully, in time for the Kitchen delivery...

5 comments:

Dean said...

That would be great to get a colony of Tree Sparrows taking up residence. Good luck with it, Stewart.

Ipin said...

I was making tree spug boxes too today, hoping to put them up at High chibburn if the Farmer is OK with it

Stewart said...

Cheers Dean.
Roppa, any spare? You can ring the young'uns...

Tricia said...

Well Stewart - I'd be happy with any, or even one, of the species you've seen today. The more you post the more it sounds as though you've chosen the ideal spot for wildlife!!

Fingers crossed the Sparras will take up your offer of hospitality.

Stewart said...

It is a nice spot Tricia, only time will tell what turns up. I just like the peace and quiet of it all. I'll update if I get any spuggies...