Posted by sydney on Jun 27th, 1792
The late pliant sort of Honeysuckles, that do not make good standards, begin to show their yellow bloom: the more early are on the decline. Hung the net over the cherry-trees at the end of the house to keep off the magpies, which come to our very windows at three & four in the morning. The daws also from the church have invaded my neighbours cherries. Pies, & daws are very impudent!
Posted by sydney on Sep 11th, 1791
Grey crow returns, & is seen near Andover. Some nightly thief stole a dozen of my finest nectarines.
Posted by sydney on Jun 19th, 1791
A flock of ravens about the hager for many days.
Posted by sydney on Oct 30th, 1790
Large fieldfares, a great flock, seen on the hill. Ravens on the down. Wild wood-pigeons, or stock-doves, are seen at my wood at Holtham.
Posted by sydney on Oct 25th, 1790
A flock of 46 ravens over the hanger. Slipped-out pinks, & fraxinals; planted out dames violets from cuttings.
Posted by sydney on Nov 7th, 1787
Saw several grey crows on the downs between Winchester, & Andover; & four pheasants feeding at the corner of Whorwel-wood. Green wheat beautiful on the downs, but not forward sown. The Fyfield Comedians performed Much Ado About Nothing, with the Romp.
Posted by sydney on Sep 29th, 1787
Vast flock of ravens on the down.
Posted by sydney on Sep 26th, 1787
Many ravens on the hill, & a flight of starlings.
Posted by sydney on Jul 27th, 1787
Rooks in vast flocks return to the deep woods at half past 8 o’clock in the evening.
Posted by sydney on Nov 27th, 1786