Auguzzzzzzst Part II

Hethersett Birdlife

Contrary to my last post highlighting the quiet birds around the village a trip to the Great Melton reservoir proved that some of our songsters are still in good voice. Perhaps the micro climate around the lake with its shady poplar plantation makes a difference but my last visit was positively noisy with families of moorhens calling as they crossed the water and paths. Wrens and Robins were battling it out vocally. It is  a perfect place to sit and watch but still no sign of the local kingfisher.

Great Melton ReservoirGreat Melton Reservoir

Nearby elusive nuthatches were calling but again no sightings however the first crop of local blackberries was some compensation. The hedgerows are starting to heave with early fruit and make a good excuse to get families out spending quality time outdoors. The RSPB advice is only pick fruit up to head height and there will be plenty left…

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