Pollen levels have been very high. For me it is the steady NE wind and dry warm conditions after a wet spring which makes my hayfever severe in late May and early June and this late spring has been a classic. I noticed numbers of people suffering in the town today. The poor air quality from marine and road traffic must add to the burden for everyone.
Yesterday a Red kite circling over the street at midday – the bird’s arrival and slow passage marked by cries of incredulity and then fear and anger from the nesters on the rooftops.
A pair of Carrion crows have been searching chimneys for food and were seen off by a pair of Jackdaws that stooped repeatedly at them until they moved away.
Insect variety continues at Coghurst, St Helens Down and Alexandra Park during recent visits.