Privet and hawthorn have combined to make a wild hedge along the fence line of the paddocks along the southern side of Sparks Road on the sweeping corner east of Hendersons Road. The hedge is now being intermittently trimmed and maintained by roadside workers as it gradually expands to fill in the remaining gaps along the fence line.
Blackbirds and thrushes are in and out of it frequently at the moment feeding on the fruit (the hawthorn fruit is mostly gone now).
Oleaceae | privet
Occasional along streambanks.
Ligustrum vulgare (wild privet, also sometimes known as common privet or European privet), is a species of Ligustrum native to central and southern Europe, north Africa and southwestern Asia, from southern England and southwestern Sweden south to Morocco, and east to Poland and northwestern Iran.