March is always a good month for the variety of birds that come into village gardens. In our garden so far this month, we’ve seen blackbird, blue tit, chaffinch, coal tit, collared dove, dunnock, goldfinch, great spotted woodpecker, great tit, greenfinch, jackdaw, long-tailed tit, magpie, pheasant, robin, siskin (image left from RSPB), sparrowhawk and woodpigeon. We also had our first butterfly sighting this week – brimstone and have also seen small tortoiseshell butterflies around the village.
As we might all be spending more time at home and going for local walks in the next few weeks, I’m hoping to set something up so that people can record and share what they’ve seen in the way of birds, flowers, butterflies etc.
This is an exciting time of year for wildlife with summer migrant birds arriving, butterflies on the wing and a multitude of wild flowers appearing.