Monday, 1 June 2009

Above: Two of the four fledgling Treecreepers, seen in a pine tree along the lakeside bank.


Another hot day, with a strong NE breeze to start the month June off. A steady trickle of bird species were added throughout the day, 13 species on the way in to work, 7 added on the way back, and a further 24 this afternoon. Mostly species that I would expect to pick up, but it was good to find a HOBBY, and one of the PEREGRINES flying over migrant alley this afternoon. A walk over to the scrub around the lake produced some species that can be difficult to find when you want them, LONG TAILED TIT, COAL TIT, TREECREEPER, (of which I found 4 fledged young, see photo above) and TURTLE DOVE. I failed to hear or see a Cuckoo though, they will become more and more elusive as this month goes on.

The last of the 44 species added to the list today were two MEDITTERANEAN GULLS, they were in front of my house again this evening, nice addition to June - and I forgot to mention yesterday that this species is the 89th to be recorded from my house, I wonder if I will get to 100!!

8 comments:

Greenie said...

Warren ,
That's a great shot .

Steve said...

WOW! 89 from your house, I wonder if anyone can beat that in kent? You ought to post on the forum

swatson said...

You must have such good eyes and know your birdsong Warren,as for the treecreeper fledglings just marvellous
Sheila

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Special shot Warren not the easiest bird to capture and to fledglings together, very nice.

fishing guy said...

Warren: Neat shot of the little birds.

Fraser Simpson said...

Great photo of the Treecreeper fledglings!

ShySongbird said...

Loved the fledglings, beautiful. Well done on 89, amazing!

Kelly said...

...the fledgling tree creepers are adorable! (As adults they are as cute as can be, but as babes they are irresistible!)