Whilst walking home from work across Migrant Alley this afternoon, I was well pleased to find a WHEATEAR, my second this year. I hurried home, and and after a quick drink and snack, I went back out to try and get some photo's of it. However, just as I relocated the bird, the sky turned an ominous dark grey, I took what photo's I could, seconds later the heavens opened and the wind got up ! Ive been here before :-)
I tried to do a circuit of the fields and paddocks, but the now fierce wind was blasting the rain into me, soaking me in minutes, the rain drops were stinging my face, and trying to use my binoculars was hopeless........so it was once again an early trudge off home. I did manage to see both KESTREL and SPARROWHAWK, two MEADOW PIPITS and 15 Gulls sheltering from the elements on the horse paddocks, all but 3 were HERRING GULLS, the 3 others being LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS.
It can only get better.........?
Now I hope ive got this right, as blogger has decided to show a load of code instead of the photo's as I write this. Below is the Wheatear and above is the BRAMBLING which again visited the Garden this afternoon