Over the month of May a number of  birdwatchers  tramped around the village recording all the birds we could find. Believe it or not during the month, we counted 45 species in all, including barn owl, tawny owl, linnets, lapwings, garden warblers and reed buntings. We will be putting the complete list on the Yetton website and would love to hear from you if you can add to the list.

The highlight of the month was a guided walk where 12 villagers were shown some of the best areas for wildlife and were taught to recognise the songs of different summer visitors.

Should we get some nice summer weather  we will be out counting butterflies. I will be guiding a butterfly walk – watch out for details on the website, Facebook and  Kirkheaton Matters. It would be great to see you!

This goes to show what a rich and varied area we live in. There are some wonderful footpaths around the village with some spectacular views to be enjoyed so how about taking the family out for a walk and picnic – it’s free, healthy and fun!

The picture shows some of the birds to be seen around the village