Now that Spring is well under way there is much excitement about the nightingales returning and singing so beautifully, the swifts are back as well and look as though they will be nesting and if that wasn’t enough the kingfishers have raised their chicks who are now fledging.
May 10th was the evening to be out and about to hear the nightingales. It was great to be with adults and families, straining to listen and, excited to hear the nightingales sing. As always with nature we waited with bated breath to see if they would perform on cue and, as the sunset and the noisy thrushes roosted, we were not disappointed as two males sang out in competition singing as loud and long as they could. It was breath taking!! Then as we stood in the darkness the tawny owls hooted for us and two barn owls flew over and screeched so as not to be outdone!!