Return to Brockhampton

Sunday 20th May 2007

We took a trip back to The National Trust's Brockhamton Estate, Herefordshire today. We had only been quite recently (see 6th May) but my parents fancied a trip there and we were only too happy to go back to this special place. I spent some time at Lower Brockhampton House trying to capture on film (or memory card) the Swallows and House Martins as they whizzed around the moat - not easy! At Hollybank car park near Lawn Pool, a Spotted Flycatcher was investigating a hole in an old Oak tree near another hole in which a pair of Blue Tits were feeding their young. Stock Doves were calling in the woodland and a Grey Wagtail was feeding around Lawn Pool. Returning to the car through the parkland six singing male Redstarts were singing among the mature Oaks. (Photos of Swallow, House Martin and Grey Wagtail: © Paul Masters).


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