…My favourites are the goldfinches which live in the trees by Tudeley Brook and occasionally peck on my lawn, the sight of a skylark climbing from the field into the sky until it becomes invisible, and the buzzards which often circle overhead.
The most regular sounds are of Skylarks, House Sparrows, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Goldfinches, Wrens, Blackbirds, Robins, Dunnocks, Wood Pigeons and Crows.
I commonly also hear Buzzards, Song Thrushes, Mistle Thrushes, Coal Tits, Long Tailed Tits, Blackcaps, Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Meadow Pipits, Redstarts, Redshanks, Chiffchaffs, Greater Whitethroats, Yellowhammers, Magpies, Jackdaws and Collared Doves.
Just once or twice in this period I have heard Willow Warblers, Garden Warblers, Starlings, Linnets, Rooks, Tree Sparrows, Marsh Harriers, Teal, a White Wagtail and a Goldcrest.
This is all in a period of three weeks, and of course excludes the many geese that visit later in the year. We have also in past months seen Herons and Kingfishers by Tudeley Brook. And on summer evenings we have bats flying between the Tudeley Brook trees and the eaves of our roof.
Lets celebrate the wonderful nature of East Capel and save it from extinction!“