Next Wednesday’s Natural World The Wild Places of Essex is on BBC2 at 8.00pm. Writer Robert Macfarlane spent a year exploring Essex’s elemental landscapes of heavy industry, desolate beaches and wild beaches.
A Local Patch were the last two episodes of the BBC Radio 4 programme Nature which I enjoyed listening to. Yesterday on my local patch I saw two robins feeding on the bird food that I’d scattered. Since they are aggressive and fiercely territorial I would say that this is a pair. I have only rarely seen more than one at any one time so I’m delighted to have seen these! In a good year, with an early spring and a long summer, robins can rear up to four broods. Let’s hope that seeing these two is a sign of a good year to come for them and us!
Have a good weekend!