#30dayswild has arrived and twitter and wordpress are alive with random acts of wildness aimed at bringing young people closer to and more in tune with nature. The wildlife Trusts around the UK give a great excuse to get closer to nature and have a break from the bustle for just enough time to remind yourself that you are part of a magical place and recharge for any adversities which may come our way.
Day 1 for myself was an opportunity to catch up with my neighbours over lunch they have been raising merry hell over the last week or so, so it was nice to spend quality time with one of them whilst dining al fresco:
Day 2 saw another lunch date this time at the wild oasis at the rear of Waitrose carpark in nearby Cringleford which is next to a river which often hosts a kingfisher family. No kingfishers but blackcaps played the background sounds whilst I took the following photograph of the locals:
Day 3 saw me travel to Gressenhall with its fascinating workhouse museum and old world farm. No sign of my target species the turtledove presumably due to the ongoing slaughter over the Mediterranean by hunters intent on preserving their ‘traditions’ at the expense of the rest of us, however I once again got the opportunity to break bread with one of the locals at lunch before she flew back to her incubation duties outside the Gressenhall Cafe
So Day 4 saw me on the broads doing time on the river with the locals. Having completed my annual Brundall Bird Track list which included the obvious greylag geese, mute swans and mallards all intent on picnic food I started on the local singing warblers including Chiffchaff, blackcap, willow warbler and cetti’s warbler. There were flyovers from male and female marsh harrier, swift , swallow and grey heron before a boat trip brought the opportunity to see a great crested grebe sitting tight on her eggs.
No video on this post but tomorrow the trailcam will be recovered and may reveal the mystery of Marlingford so check back soon for more wild June.