Saturday, April 23, 2016

Spring update

So far so good and all going plan on the patch this spring. Just the one wheatear and one redstart both males which was a bonus. I say just one but one is better than none. I did get a patch tick not a bird but a grass snake early one morning and was very slow moving so give me a chance for some photos.

 Not my best photos but you have to grab a record shot if you can.

Adding to these crackers the common birds arrived as the do but more than happy to see them.

Common Chiffchaff



Hoping to improve on this photo and find a more confiding bird.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Spring so far

My first sign of spring was this chiffchaff on the 14th which was the first for the year on the patch

Then a patch tick with this little grebe on the water surrounding the 11th tee on the local golf course which was a nice surprise 

A pair of pied wagtails nest building

 A pair of kestrels in the area as last year on the patch

 And then this male wheatear was a very nice addition on the 3rd for the patch

I found a single greenshank in a muddy puddle on the A414 then the following day 3 turn up at Amwell on the 4th this time I had my camera and grabbed some record shots 

So far so good 


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