Saturday, May 29, 2010
Things have gone quiet on the hill but we do have a pair of resident redstarts (and another on the common land below), at least one pair of siskins, great spotted woodpecker and nuthatch. The odd treecreeper passes by but we hardly ever see long tailed tits this high . Several pairs of kites patrol the ridges and valleys and at least one pair is nesting in the valley below. Several pairs of skylarks nesting higher on the ridge too. We hardly ever hear or see cuckoo, curlew, spotted flycatcher or pied flycatcher although all were fairly regular visitors 5 or 6 years ago as was the occasional yellowhammer on the common.