A couple of sightings of a Red Kite have been made over the past week. The most definite of these was at the Village Hall when the bird flew directly overhead, clearly displaying its distinctive V shaped tail. An earlier view of a bird of prey feeding in a tree behind a garden in Bures Road was likely the same bird. As far as we know these are the first sightings in White Colne. Although now quite common in Wales and parts of central England, these are still rare this far east, although there have been recent sightings over the A12 and west of Halstead.
These are just some of the images of Spring seen on a walk past Chalkney Mill, through Chalkney Wood to the lambing pen in Tey Road this week.