Less then half an hour after writing yesterday's blog and mentioning that the first cuckoo of the spring would turn up any day - it did! One was heard calling on the new heath and then along Sandy Ridge- a most welcome sound!
Image credit, RSPB images John Bridges.
We are getting used to waking up to bright sunshine everyday at the moment- it makes a lovely change for the holiday period to be so nice!
Migration is well under way and scarce tree pipits have been seen here recently, with one on the old heath on Monday. Blackcaps and willow warblers are here in good numbers, swallows have passed over and we should hear the first cuckoo calling soon. The warm weather has been good for insects and there are plenty of butterflies on the wing, with colourful orange tips and brimstones flitting around the gardens.
The bluebells are already out- I'm sure this is earlier than normal. They generally last around two weeks, so come along soon to enjoy them at their best!
Image credit; Will George.
We are delighted to announce that The Lodge wind turbine was granted planning permission at the Central Bedfordshire Planning Committee meeting on 2 April. We are awaiting formal written confirmation that planning permission has been granted but expect this to arrive shortly. We will post further information on construction timescales in due course.
We are very grateful for the huge amount of support the proposal has received.
For more information on the wind turbine, please visit www.rspb.org.uk/lodgewindturbine.