Runhall (Black Horse Road) The photograph below shows Black Horse Road heading north from the River Yare. This small area has a variety of habitats which were clearly beneficial to birds. Sadly, some see an untidy area, I see valuable wildlife habitats.
|Runhall (Black Horse Road) 05/05/15 (Although not apparent from this picture, today saw strong and damaging winds)|
|Whitethroat at Runhall (Black Horse Road) 05/05/15|
The small length of roadside hedgerow immediately right of centre in the picture was visited by Whitethroats. This male Whitethroat sang from a number of perches including the tall Hawthorns right of the road and the hedge running left to right through the centre of the photo.
Also present at this site this afternoon was calling Green Woodpecker, a pair of Chaffinches, a pair of Blackbirds, and a couple of Swallows in the area.
I am quite sure that most people see the value of areas such as this at Runhall, I also hope that more and more inaccessable corners of fields and roadsides are left for scrub to take over, such areas enhance the beauty of our countryside. Listening to a Whitethroat announcing itself from the top of a Hawthorn is a wonderful experience, especially so on a warm summers day with the buzzing of Bees for company.