The latest wildlife update is now in! The Mill Gardens are now bursting with birds and insects, as the weather warms up this month, even more will start to appear. Most migrant birds have returned by now so the hedges are full of singing Warblers, although very small & shy they spend hours singing from deep in the bushes.
Sedge and Reed Warblers can be found next to the river, Whitethroats are often singing in the hedgerows by the car park. The Grey and Pied Wagtails have both nested by the Mill and are now feeding their very noisy recently fledged chicks.
Damselfies are flying in the warm and sunny weather, a few larger Dragonflies have appeared and there are good numbers of butterflies all over the gardens and meadow. Now the nights are warmer, the moth trap is starting to catch more variety including some large Hawk Moths.
Foxes are regular visitors to the gardens, one can usually be seen very early in the mornings, a badger was also recently caught on film in the woodland using a trail camera!
We would love to hear about what types of wildlife you have spotted in your gardens this month - do share with us on our social media pages!