Saturday, 16 April 2016
Changes at Corton
It was really nice to see a female Blackbird sitting on a nest by the Pagoda against the garage wall, somehow I don't think she will remain sadly. At Corton New Sewage works by the entrance early evening, I saw the 4 Wheatear, 2 male and 2 females, on the cleared area but I couldn't see any sign of the Black Redstart despite an extensive search. They have also an orange fenced off, fenced off to protect the Bee Orchid colony which was gratifying to see but do they really need to fence off the area and draw attention to the Bee Orchids? That was it as there was nothing seen at Corton Churchyard (where the large tree behind the church had had an extensive trim, the field just east of there now has 5 mobile homes on it (north- east corner), Corton old sewage works save for a singing Goldfinch and Goldcrest in the wonder dyke. Nothing at the net posts, Ness Point (rocks or Turbine Yard) or Hamilton Dock. 2 Chiff- Chaff again feeding on flowerbeds in front of the kitchen and conservatory 6.30pm tonight.