Not just to Tophill Low Nature Reserve (which is 20 years old as a Nature Reserve next month) - but to this little fella - a male belted galloway born around 6am this morning; and we reckon the first to be born at Tophill Low since 1956 when the pastoral farm disappeared to make way for the water works:
here. It appears the barn owls have fledged from North Scrub with 3 seen flying in D woods yesterday. Much of the annuals are now setting seed on South Marsh as the water rise; I can now see previous Warden Peter Izzard's objection to nodding bur marigold! - wire brush required:
You can even ring up the reserve on 01377 270690 as we have a working phone line again now after three weeks - a real red letter day all round!