Residents in Lytham St Anne’s have reported seeing a renewed wealth of birds and other visitors to their gardens and adjacent green spaces over the past few weeks of lock-down. The fine weather and lack of human activity has seemed to encourage wildlife to thrive in these neighbouring environments.
Andy Partridge has told Lytham St Anne’s News that he has seen foxes strolling adjacent to Fairhaven Golf Club and hares leaping along the edges of The Old Links, whilst not only spotting a short eared owl, but what he believed to be a hen harrier in flight. He also noted that a couple of rabbits had become regular visitors to his garden. The number of birds in his garden has increased and included blue tits, goldfinches, blackbirds, thrushes, magpies and a regular robin.
Meanwhile, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has reported that wildlife may be responding to the lack of people, and also that these sightings may be due to the fact that people are now spending more time at home and walking in their locality.
The recent stunning sunsets have also delighted walkers taking their daily exercise in the form of a late evening stroll. The talented photographer, Gregg Wolstenholme posted this beautiful picture (below) on the Visit Fylde Coast Group Facebook page earlier this month, whilst Elizabeth Gomm superbly photographed the bird in our heading.