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Flying Low

Tuesday 23rd May 2000
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swallows SWIFTS circle over the roofs against grey skies. Swallows fly at waist level by the canal.

In Thornhill Park the Bluebells are now over. As we walk by a large Beech tree, we hear the calls of nestlings then see a Starling fly out from the canopy of leaves. There are several cavities about fifteen feet up the trunk which could provide a nest hole.

mistle thrush A Mistle Thrush is nesting nearby. It flies up the slope with food in its bill.

Comfrey is in flower along Deadman's Lane, its hanging flowers visited by small ginger bumble bees.

greater celandine brick flue
In the old Rectory Garden, Catmint and Greater Celandine are in flower in the bed alongside the enclosing wall. The wall has flues in it, which I think might date from a time when there was a lean-to greenhouse against it.

A Rhododendron provides a burst of purple blossom in a shady corner of the park.

By the way, I've experimented with a table to give, I hope, an impression of swifts and swallows against a grey sky. It's an idea I haven't tried before so please let me know if there are any problems with it.

Richard Bell
Richard Bell,
wildlife illustrator

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

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