Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Stoat by the Path and Birds in the Orchard


We saw a stoat today In the margin of Flora Field close to the Long Pads. I was attracted by something white moving around but a good view showed that it had patches of brown and black on it. Is this the transition between winter and summer coat ? The usual flock of linnets were there, startled by joggers and by the Orchard cross roads a superb male bull finch, a flock of long-tailed tits, and we heard a song thrush.