As you are probably aware, if you are a regular reader, June was dominated by 30 Days Wild. I didn’t actually do many of the 30 Days in my patch which I guess seems a little odd now I look back at it but the Wheat crop is still present and not passable.
Considering the height of the crop I was lucky to spot 3 Roe Deer running through the field on June 1st, I noticed them at the far back corner as they came out of the copse and managed to watch them for a short while until they ran out of sight. I walked down the track to the side of the field – there were some Rabbits feeding.
June 4th The Blue Tits have Fledged, the parents are no longer going into the nest. Hopefully they have all fledged successfully.
The Cuckoo was still calling on June 14th though I haven’t heard it since so I am unsure if it is still here of if it has started its migration.
On June 15th I tried to get in the copse at the back of the field so that I could make my way to the river. The stinging nettles are the same height of me so there was no way I was able to get through unless I cut them down. In a way I am looking forward to later in the year so I can get around easier!
June 21st 10 Swallows were flying over the field and around the road.
On the last day of June I encountered a very angry Starling! It is a young bird but it takes no nonsense and isn’t afraid to pull feathers out of the adult birds! It sits in the bird feeder and goes for anyone that tried to feed. Its defending the food so much that it seems to forget why its there in the first place!
Collard Dove update – I have seen it in the garden, so can assume it is feeding enough to survive.