The best thing that you can do for nature is too make it part of your life. That’s why we’re asking thousands of people to make room for nature in their everyday lives this June. Please spread the word amongst friends, colleagues and family and get them to sign up, too! After all, all our lives are better if they’re a bit wild… ‘
I’ve signed up to 30 Days Wild with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, with the aim of blogging each day, a little bit of the nature of my world.
We were at Loweswater village hall, for Daz’s memorial race, Mr Uphilldowndale was out on the hill marshalling runners, 24 miles of very uphill and very downhill. I had an abundance of wildlife to watch, this little pied wagtail, spent as much time watching me as I did watching it. I couldn’t quite get it in focus, but never mind, who am I to come between a bird and its brood, there were chicks to be fed and I was getting in the way.
It seemed to favour the remains of a dung heap and I was captivated by its ability to keep catching bugs without letting goof the ones it already had in its beak, oh yes, and sing.
I think its nest was somewhere in here, the walls and roof of a shed with handsome slates for its roof
I could hear a cuckoo in the woodland nearby, cuckoo will parasitize wagtails nest.
Daz’s Dad was disappointed not to hear the cuckoo with me, as he say’s for him, it is what truly registers the presence of the British summer.