Flying LowTuesday 23rd May 2000
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.
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.
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.