Well, little corvid was enjoying its potter - practising its nest building for next spring.Very attractive bird too. Thanks Scylla
In reply to Cirrus:
A vehicle seemed to be shifting something but I couldn't see what. Maybe it's mowing down shrubbery with its rear end? Eventually it departed very slowly down the lane, right to left.
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In reply to scylla:
He is cutting down the Gorge. Gorse is relatively fast growing up to a certain size, but then just slows right down, and the bushes go very "leggy" and "spindly" with the bushes seeming to die from the inside out and very little healthy green foliage. They need to be cut down to ground level every few years (15 - 20), which then allows the bushes to regrow with new healthy foliage and much bushier, which improves the wildlife. The gorse lined roads in the area are also managed in the same way. An old gorse bush that isn't cut back looks very unhealthy, and is not used by wildlife much. One upside from this is that many gorse covered areas suddenly spring to life for 2 or 3 years with fantastic displays of coloured heather, which then dies back when overcome by the new gorse, only to re-emerge next gorse cut.
Cirrus said:Most interesting Richard - I've enjoyed learning that. Thank you
I've just opened this tab to find it on the Rich Formatting page - and that's because I was going to say exactly what you said, CIRRUS, yesterday but must have got digressed
A little percher in the morning (when the deer didn't turn up until nearly 9 o'clock, BTW, and didn't stay long):
In reply to Richard G B:
Richard G B said:probably a Meadow Pipit
Well I'm blow'd! A YouTuber (whom I can't find out anything about, he doesn't upload videos) just commented:
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