Saturday, 14 May 2016

Hemblington Church wildlife day

Now neither Linda nor I are Christians, but we both feel very fortunate to have a beautiful little church in  the village and are always keen to be involved in its activities. (This with hardly any arm-twisting from our good friends and neighbours Peter and Sue!)

A full day's activities were planned for today and Peter and I manned the birdwatching station, racking up 35 species from 10am until 4.00pm. Highlights (!) were Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, two Common Terns and a full complement of the common Warblers: Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Garden Warbler. 'Silly' birds we didn't see included Jay, Wood Pigeon and Jackdaw...

The event was very well-attended, and immense credit has to go to Sue Spooner-Rowe for organising it, with thanks to Joyce & Andrew for their company and expertise, to all the hard-working ladies and gentlemen who stayed all day in the freezing cold making tea, searching for wild flowers and trapping minibeasts and to the Bure Valley Conservation Group and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust for their hard work and the excellent activities they organised.



1 comment:

Sue Rowe said...

Your input was very much appreciated, David. It was very kind of you to give up a full day and help to make this a pretty successful first for The Friends of All Saints. Pity it was quite so windy and cold! Sue Rowe