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Wren's Roundabout, Wakefield

Wednesday 29th March 2000
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A PAIR of Goldfinches perches in our greening Hawthorn hedge.

A Heron flying over the meadow is chased by the four Fantails which, like fighters engaging a bomber, swoop down from above and behind, then trail it. Out-manoeuvered, it is forced to circle around three times before it heads off over the wood.

Over Thornes Park a Sparrowhawk circles to gain height.

wrenroundabout A Wren sings loudly from a traffic roundabout no more than ten yards in diameter. Somewhere amongst the densely planted shrubs he has probably built a domed nest.

Richard Bell
Richard Bell,
wildlife illustrator

E-mail; 'richard@daelnet.co.uk'

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