February, March, April, May and June 2021 Updates

Where does the time go…. another lockdown, rain and rain, some snow, and a lot of hard frosts, and now halfway through the year we have sunshine at long last.

The Barn Owls are nesting in the new nest box in the nearest tree, and we will have a peep in the box this week and ring the chicks. We have ordered two more nest boxes to replace the old ones down the far end of the meadow.

We have put up lots more House Martin nest boxes as well as nesting platforms for Swallows in the stable.

Last week it was so good to hear the Cuckoo here, and a brief sighting of the Spotted Flycatcher.

We have some building work happening here from the 7 June. An extension on the end of Ticketyboo Cottage should have started in April, but due to bad weather, the work was put back.

The three builders start at 8.30 am and finish at 4.30 pm. There is no radio on site! Building material will be brought onto the site at the bottom of Old Beans garden from time to time.