Monday 24th June 2019 19:00 - 21:30
Warm Cloudy Evening
Party of 12
Setting off from the corner of Carr Lane we headed east along Moss House Lane. “Look out for Barn Owl nesting in my barn.” Came the cry from a passing motorist seeing a horde of people with binoculars. We looked heading down the lane and also on our return but it kept well hidden on both occasions. Not dejected by this we kept to the lane and saw Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrow, Linnet, and Great-spotted Woodpecker early on to restore the equilibrium also hearing Grey Partridge but the hedge was too high to see over it. Along the hedgerows were lots of seed-heads of Cow Parsley, flowering Hogweed, Bittersweet, also Lady’s Bedstraw and Cleavers.
A Lapwing stood alert watching the Magpies that were also there in the field whilst it’s two young fed. As we continued several of the group commented on the lack of swallows and house martins on the wing except for a token number of each for the evening, the plight of which is a real Europe wide concern as to the causes of the decline.
On our return to the cars, we admired some of the older buildings with Graham, where he revealed the information that can be sort from some of the date stones.