Saturday, 22 May 2010

Summer in full swing

A walk round the Trail today - the hottest day of the year so far, as this gasping blackbird found! - brought the expected sight of (at last) a selection of butterflies - Large White, Small White, Speckled Wood, Peacock, Orange-Tip and one fast-moving Brimstone . . . plus a less expected sight in the form of three beautiful little Small Coppers. The birds were also active, with Blackcap and three Bullfinches near Waterworks Farm and many others. When life is at its fullest, we see in Creation everything that the Bible tells us started with "In the beginning, God" - George

Monday, 3 May 2010

Sandbach town birds!

The first Swifts of summer were heard screaming over the town centre on Thursday 29th April, where they nest in holes in old buildings. Down by a newer part of the town, the Waitrose car park was an unusually good place for birdsong on the same day, when Chiffchaff and Blackcap were signing adjacent to the car park and, even more pleasantly, a Bullfinch was piping here, too! - Andrew