A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Goldfinch Fledged

We are starting to see young birds around the garden as they fledge and leave the nest. These lovely two Goldfinch chicks were begging for food this morning.

Saturday 21 May 2016

Roe Deer in the grass

In the springtime we often spot Roe deer in the long grass in this field during early morning, usually two but this morning three, a male and two females.
Roe deer usually live in woodland. They also venture into fields to graze young tender grass and apparently prefer "clean" grass, freshly washed by rain or in fields without livestock.
This field has been left to grow for silage by the farmer and the grass is now quite long making the deer better camouflaged.

Saturday 14 May 2016


The hedgerows are now starting to be white with hawthorn blossom temperatures increase. The blossom also called May is associated with springtime celebrations but traditionally not brought into the home as it is said to smell of death and bring bad luck.