Bird in the Hand Breakfast 2015

Once again we were able to celebrate the beginning of our villages Feast Week by having our annual Bird and Moth Breakfast on our Community Orchard.

It was a beautiful sunny day and we had a phenomenal amount of support in setting up as well as over 200 people coming to this event.

Nigel, Zbig and the other RSPB volunteers captured, logged and ringed a wide variety of birds including a jay and a magpie which was a first for Nigel to ring. This was a great chance to see birds up close and help with the data logging and releasing. Breakfast was provided by Phil and Wayne

A fabulous display of moths were on show too as these were attracted to the light box in Simon’s garden. Penny was our resident moth expert, showing a wide variety of moths including a Privet Hawk moth, a Peppered moth and a Lilac Beauty. It is so amazing that these beautiful creatures who we rarely have a chance to see normally that are flying around at night while we sleep.

The new bat box was securely anchored into place at this event and people could also see the wonderful new bug hotels in the orchard. All these new creations had been designed and built by four children from our local Junior School.

We were fortunate again to have Phil and Wayne cooking wonderful breakfast rolls from their newly kitted-out unit which they had made – we’re very grateful to them and Histon Hornets for their help with this.

A great event once again and a big thank-you to everyone who helped make the morning such a success.