Called up early evening the other day and was pleasantly surprised to see a field full of Corvids. The field in question had been ploughed and the furrows must have been over 300 m.m. deep. Hence the field looked like a bubbling sea. While the lightly ploughed field last week had attracted Gulls and Woodpigeon this held large numbers of Jackdaws, Crows and my favourites Rooks. As the furrows were so deep the birds would completely disappear and reappear from view as they hopped, skipped and jumped around, as they do. This reminded me of watching rafts of birds on a heavy sea as the waves rise and fall doing there disappearing acts.
.....................meanwhile on Dukes Pond things hadn't worked out as i expected. The Canada Geese do have young and the single Swan has turned out to be as aggressive as ever. I hope he doesn't drive them off this time. I had stories of the pair on Swallow Pond drowning the young of Mallards, Coots, Moorhen and Canadas from one of the regulars.