Well day two had decided to pose a question to me as I wandered onto the Moss, my aim being a visit to the Lancashire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve on Little Woolden Moss. As ever with our sweep of magical Greenbelt there is often a conundrum/an observation/a moment to just marvel at the beauty of this area.
Today my pause was brought about as I noted up to 10 house martins dropping to a grassy area and then. after a minute or so. they lifted to the air and skimmed over my head, only to soon return and repeat this performance.
A goldfinch seemed puzzled as to why these usually airborne birds were landing on its food source (weed seeds) patch.
It was time to stand and watch. I was soon enlightened for these birds were taking advantage of a recent cut of this extended garden lawn to lift a few tufts of grass and transport them to their nests in order to line them now they were built. A lovely example of how man and nature can find a way to co-exist and in such times as these I believe we need this relationship to re-grow…