Photo courtesy of Jim Hutchins
A pair of lapwing are making the bold attempt at nesting on the island by the Langley's Lane hide but with all the news on Springwatch of the predation by badgers and foxes I can't thnk they will have much hope of successfully fledging any young but who knows? We can only watch and wait, unless anyone wants to join in with a 24 hour guard.
And that's not all on the bird front. Garganey at Rushy Common/Tar Lakes as well!
There are promising signs that the cowslips are ready to to give a great display again this year on the Langley's Lane SSSI. I will be eagerly looking over the next couple of weeks to see if the green hay spreading in 2013 has been successful in expanding their flowering area to the neighbouring fields. It can take two or three years for the seed to germinate in a new area so maybe we will see some results this year.
And then lots of interesting looking spiders' webs around the edge of the field. Any suggestions on the identification will be much appreciated.
Put Sunday 19th April in your diaries for the Ducklington fritillary Sunday from 11.30 a.m. onwards for a fabulous display of the snake's head fritillary. There will be refreshments and entertainments and various displays and I will be there with a display about the Lower Windrush Valley Project so come and say hello. All proceeds from the day go to the church restoration fund.