Spider cocoons, mammals and birds
We often see roe deer in the surrounding fields and foxes from time to time and it was good to see a badger out in early daylight (image 3). Other mammals we have seen this month include rabbit, mole (hills), squirrel, stoat, bank vole and field mouse (in the house). Palmate newts are abundant in our pond but no frogs yet.
Buzzards and red kites are frequently seen around the village fields. Red kites in particular are usually flying high and we see them interacting in the sky (images 8 and 9). We have only seen kestrels from time to time and a barn owl was reported over the village green.