Blackthorn Blog

18/04/2012 - First Swallows

We've just seen the first swallows arriving. I don't know what they think but they arrived on a very wet cold miserable day it must be quite a change from Africa. The oyster catchers are back and we're also hoping that the sand martins will also come for a second year. There seems to be some debate over whether its best to fill last years burrows up so they can start again, we've left the burrows open as we still have a number of unused sites so it will be intresting to see what they do.

We've been told that there was a report in one of the bird watching magazines of a rough legged buzzard spotted on the farm.

We're also hoping that a pair of mute swans that have been with us over winter will nest they're being very territorial over the one of the ponds and spend a lot of time chasing a pair of canada geese who are also nesting there

 

 

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Mike and Rita Corrigan, Blackthorn Gate, Eastfields Farm, Nunthorpe, Nr Stokesley, North Yorkshire TS7 0PB
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