Spent a thoroughly enjoyable morning at Greystones Farm nature reserve, near Bourton-on-the-Water. Haven’t been there before, so it was good to find a new venue – and especially good to be out in the spring sunshine with chiffchaffs singing and butterflies fluttering past.
The reason for going up there was to record an interview with Brian Bailey for BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Country Matters programme. It’s the first in a series we’re doing on the theme of rivers, with each broadcast relating to a different species: water voles, dippers, dragonflies and (probably) goosanders.
Today was all about water voles, though sadly we weren’t lucky enough to see any, in spite of the habitat being perfect. There have been plenty of other sightings there, so we were just unlucky today. I’ll definitely go back though, and hopefully I’ll see some at a later date.
The feature goes out this Sunday morning, so please listen in.