The rhythms of nature

Brenda writes: “I am constantly reminded that everywhere I go there are opportunities to encounter nature. On the way to Burnham Thorpe I disturbed a red kite on the road which tried to take its piece of carrion with it. As I came out after the service there were two buzzards being mobbed by jackdaws and a kestrel sitting on a telegraph pole. Arriving at Holkham I could hear nuthatches in the trees as I walked into church for our harvest festival, at which the estate head keeper described the rhythm of the year by talking about his favourite game bird, the grey partridge. It’s all out there. We just need to open our eyes and ears!”

red kite (photo taken 2013)

No new species for October 1st:

Birds = 221
Moths = 242
Wildflowers = 286