Monday 17th June

The orchids are starting to flower, later than usual and still not very many in the two fields which are overflowing with buttercups at the moment. There are a few beautiful Yellow Iris near the fishing pond, but unfortunately they don’t last very long.

There were a family of Stonechats near gate 2 of the airfield, these are the first we have seen since January. They cannot stand the cold weather, it’s still early and hopefully they will have more broods this year.

The Sparrow Hawk eggs have hatched but it’s not possible to view inside the nest, so we will have to wait until they grow large enough to see.

Bob and Bri