2019 has been another great year for wildlife on Hutton Roof with plenty of bird activity and special time for our rarest Orchids, wildflowers and ferns.
Recently most of my time has been taken up doing my annual vismig (visible bird migration), of counts of birds passing over Hutton Roof (Lancelot Clark Storth) and other nearby locations whilst mainly on their way South to their wintering grounds. This year in particular we have had really high numbers of both Chaffinch and Linnets. I will have had several thousand finches alone pass through. It’s also been a good year for birds coming into the country, especially thrushes like Redwing and Fieldfare who like to spend their winter with us and take advantage of the many berries which we have to offer, especially this year with the bumper crop.