Saturday, 27 June 2009

My eagerly anticipated mornings walk, was an anticlimax, I was scratching around to find birds, at times it was totally silent! The highlight of the patch visit was finding a Deer, it had got itself into one of the sheep fields, and was looking for a way out.

By 10:00hrs it was very warm, and the sun had burnt off the early low cloud and mist, I sat in the tree nusery at the end of my walk, and tallied up my species count, just 46 species had been recorded, a poor total for 3 and and a half hours walking. I had some hopes of finding a Kingfisher, or Greylag Goose to add to the months list, but with just one full walk of my patch left, and two afternoon visits, I think last years June record total is safe!

I will have to get up earlier and look harder tomorrow morning!!


Below is the Deer that was stranded in the sheep field. I think it will get out eventually, I very rarely see Deer on my patch. Sorry for the Pic. quality but it was a long way off , and in the mist.
I went up to the garden shed at one point this afternoon, to get some garden bird pics through the window, but it was so hot in there I gave up after taking this BLUE TIT photo! ( what a wimp I am!!)

My Idea was to hide away from the heat all afternoon, and go out this evening, but I got as far as Migrant alley and a huge thunderstorm appeared!!
I think I should have just gone down to the beach today!!
Thunder storm approaching, the camera did well to brighten the sky in the image below.



6 comments:

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Warren. Sorry that you didn't have a good day. Looks like you are going to need a miracle to beat last years total.
As for the heat, and you being a wimp in your shed, well I better not answer that.Have a good Sunday.

Chris said...

Heye Mate,
46 species on 3 hours walk would be nice to me ;-) Ok I know there are more in your patch, but sometime it is not that ok for the bird if it is too warm....

Dean said...

Good luck for tomorrow, Warren. I don`t recall you having 2 bad days in a row. Go for it.

Monika said...

I don't think 46 species is too shabby either! Too bad the weather didn't align for you today, but who knows what tomorrow will bring...still a few days left in the month to add to that total, if not break the record.

Greenie said...

Warren ,
Deer me , no new species .
Don't revert to the tablets , just yet !

fishing guy said...

Warren: The question always is did you enjoy the walk and your health to do it?