Lockdown Diary: Wednesday 12.8.20

It is scarily hot out there, today. No wonder our two larger ponds have become very popular with the local birds. I went out just now to see a flock of half a dozen Long-tailed Tits (part of a bigger family group) gathered together on the branches at o...


It is scarily hot out there, today. No wonder our two larger ponds have become very popular with the local birds. I went out just now to see a flock of half a dozen Long-tailed Tits (part of a bigger family group) gathered together on the branches at one end of our bigger pond, looking to bathe and drink (until I rudely disturbed them). Judging by the other birds in nearby bushes, the House Sparrows, Great Tits, Robins and Blackbirds had also been having a cooling dip.

The territorial Speckled Wood is still by the pond, and a Holly Blue butterfly also whizzed through.