I decided to have another wander round Netmead field on 22nd March, but this time on my early morning walk to see what was about at that time, just around dawn. It was a lovely bright morning if a little cold and as soon as I got into the field I spotted quite a few birds.
In the distance towards the river a pair of Canada Geese, they stayed there quite happily all the time I walked around the field. I spotted a number of Yellowhammers but not as many as I’ve seen previously and a Reed Bunting by the edge of the river. A pair of Mallard Ducks were swimming down the river as I walked alongside the edge. I didn’t see too much else, the sides of the river are very bare from all the flooding we’ve had but I’m sure before long the vegetation will grow and fill in the river and banks and encourage the wildlife to return. I saw a Roe deer on the other side of the river although she soon disappeared into the woodland.
I walked back along the hedgerow and the sun was just over the hill, I saw a Dunnock on the top of the hedge singing very loudly, such a pretty little song. I took a picture of him with the sun behind, there was just a hint of breath showing as he sang, very beautiful.
As I headed home there were many small birds about and I spotted a Jay flying across the field I managed to see him land in a tree and took a couple of pictures before he disappeared, they are usually too quick for me!
A pleasant morning walk and saw quite a variety of wildlife.