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new species

Two new bird species this week, bringing the total bird species for the lane to 49 and for the year to 26.

First was a nuthatch creeping his way up and round the tree. We have had treecreepers occasionally but this was the first nuthatch.

Second was a female sparrowhawk sat on the hedge in next door’s garden, then flew down the lane towards the village. I hope she doesn’t take too many of the tits and sparrows. It would be a shame to lose the small birds visiting the feeders. Lovely bird though.