The Chekhovs have 7 cygnets.
Heard cuckoo 8am. Sounded close. Went for walk just after 2pm, saw cuckoo in tree at the fishing lake behind the Wilts & Berks Canal cutting. It flew towards Donkey Bridge.
First cuckoo call of the year. First sighting of swifts over the Thames – nesting on a house on Wilsham Rd. Wren in our twig bird rooster in the pyracantha. Will set up wildlife camera to check whether it is the chosen nest site. Flock of 10 (ten) mute swans of differing ages on the … More 16th April 2020
First ducklings of the year! Margie (mallard) has 9 chicks. First ever blossom on cherry ‘Kordia’ at allotment.
First asparagus harvest from the plot. Argie Bargie Margie (mallard) popped by for breakfast.
20:07 Moorhen (Harold) had a fight with a rat in the reeds of the bank opposite our boat. 20:10 Water vole scurried into the reeds on the opposite bank. Our first ever sighting of a water vole here, although we have seen burrows before. 20:14 Quarter of an hour after sunset we saw the first … More 11th April 2020
Coot’s nest under the willow tree just before the wildlife reserve area.