June 8th- blackbird and swift diary

Jonathan Pomroy

We have been busy building a substantial pond in the garden. The digging is almost done and this has been beneficial to the local blackbirds. Each time we retreat for a rest or refreshment they explore the bare earth and enjoy the bounty.

We can’t wait to take delivery of the pond liner now and see the pond filled. The really hard work is done- now comes the rewarding part as we watch wildlife adapt to this new habitat.

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Swift Diary

The weekend was very difficult for our incubating swifts, they spent huge amounts of time huddled up in the nest box together during the cold, wet and windy weather. But a drop in the wind speed yesterday afternoon was just what they needed and they left the box for a feed. Today the eggs were left uncovered for several hours during the afternoon. This is not normally a problem…

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