Blackthorn Blog

28/09/2013 - Sunflowers and Kingfisher

Had a lovely walk around the top end of the farm this morning. We've sown some sunflowers for the birds and went to have a look. They're looking really nice. Went on to Dead Man's Drop where we sowed a special wild bee mix. As we came over the crest there was a blue/purple carpet all the way down, gorgeous.

We carried on round by the stell and came across a hawthorn tree with more berries on than I've ever seen before, it looked stunning. As we came towards the big pond the kingfisher flew up in front of us. I was so excited, it's the first time I've seen one on our farm and only the 2nd one ever and that was on the Norfolk Broads. Mike has seen it a couple of times and one of our guests saw it earlier this week. It would be lovely to think it might take up residence in the kingfisher/sandmartin wall we built next to the front pond a few years ago.

Got some nice photos on our way round (sadly not of the kingfisher). We haven't worked out how to get photos on to the blog but I think Mike is putting some on our Facebook page.

 

 

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