Several species of birds now singing including robin, wren, chaffinch, song thrush (outside my bedroom window), and a dunnock heard practicing a tentative sub-song deep under a bush.
What have you heard?
The weather was surprisingly good for the bat walk last night.
Many pipistrelle bats were seen and heard including both soprano and bandit pipistrelles.
Freda Seddon for the Dumfries and Galloway Bat Group gave us some fascinating facts about bats and everyone got to use bat detectors.
We didn`t catch up with any other species but 2 special bat recording devices called Anabats were used, and analysis of the results may yet reveal other species.
The clearing caused by fallen trees from the winter seemed popular with the bats.