Our speakerevening will be local wildlife expert Stewart West who will talk about, ‘The Ecology and Distribution of Otters in and around the Lincolnshire Wolds’. He will show some videos of otters that live in our local streams. I am not sure whether he will tell us where these streams are located!
At our February meeting I forgot to ask for 2 volunteers to provide and serve the teas, coffees and biscuits at the forthcoming firstname.lastname@example.org know very soon if you are prepared to have a busy evening otherwise we may have to just chat during our break.meeting. It is a hectic task but there is no entry fee for the 2 volunteers and there are always plenty of people crowding into the kitchen to do the washing up. Please let Ruth on
We have a very clever blackbird in our garden who has learnt to balance precariously on the fat balls and peck off lumps which fall to the ground for him to eat. However, he has become a victim of his own success as a cheeky dunnock and a ponderous wood pigeon have noticed his trick. They wait on the ground to pick up the pieces - often before Mr Blackbird hits the ground!
I was fascinated to see a jackdaw watching the blackbird’s trick from a nearby tree. Nevertheless, when he alighted on the fat balls the blackbird chased him away.
Many thanks to the 19 people who sent me a copy of their results of the January Great Garden Bird Watch. I have listed the 32 species by family and have added up the totals. The figures are wonderfully skewed as we have a marsh farm and a Wolds smallholding in the results!
Perhaps more of us we can do it again next year and don’t forget the Butterfly Count in August.
Ray Woodcock Chairman LAG
Great spotted woodpecker
PS: We need a few more raffle prizes for the AGM on.