Friday, February 11, 2011

Hartshead hedgerows

There were 7 Yellowhammers in the hedgerow (right on our boundary) below Hartshead this pm; then 5 flew from the bush - and 7 were still there. So a dozen was an unusual total for this site. Plus a pair of Bullfinches in the same bush.
The traditional site at Bradley Hall is only a mile and a half away, and the hedgerow there has been savagely cut back, leaving little cover: maybe some of these birds were displaced from there ?


David Sutcliffe said...

That's a great count Mike. Looks like they left the hedges at Bradley to grow again - lets hope they are not going to grub the roots out!! Such an important site.

Jeff Cox said...

The hedgerow is a shadow of its former self. It will grow back but will take a while to get back to the size it was.