Defenceless ‘daddy long legs’ are vulnerable to all sorts of predators
0 Have your say My usual riverside walk on Saturday was not expected to yield much in the way of wildlife, down to the autumnal gale and fresh conditions.
The only bird of note I heard above the wind was a lone chiffchaff, still valiantly singing away - most of the others in the warbler clan having packed up and left for warmer climes long ago.
While in the area, I thought I would check on a blackthorn bush, which was one of the few last year to have berries. This year looks like another poor year for sloes, so I wasn’t too hopeful. Surprisingly, it was laden with berries, but someone had... read more
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