Monday, 26 April 2010

Calverton Today.

This Barn Swallow has returned to the Shed where it bred last year. Unfortunately the first brood failed when the young seemed to die from the heat, but a second brood fledged successfully.

This Collared Dove was in the nearby Orchard.

A regular visitor to the garden is this semi-tame Brown Hare, he was fairly cautious today, but in the past he has allowed me to approach to within 2 or 3 yards.

Unfortunately while weeding around some freshly planted hedging I discovered
this Pheasants nest. I have replaced a lot grass around the nest, but I do wonder if the hen bird will come back. I would imagine she has a fair few eggs still to lay so maybe she will move elsewhere.


  1. Lucky man; Swallows and Pheasants nesting in the garden, and a tame Hare.

  2. I have to say it isn't my garden, but one I am lucky enough to work in. It really is a wildlife haven,there is also a moorhens nest on the garden pond.