Tuesday, 30 March 2010

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

13 comments:

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Warren.
Letting your photo's do the talking for you today? Well why not, there good bird you photoghaphed. Brambling, and Wheatear are great birds to have on your Local Patch.

Ken Browne. said...

PS. Hi Warren. When I wrote my first comment your written report wasn't showing.

Warren Baker said...

I was having trouble with the blogger Ken. It was just showing a load of code insted of the phtoto,s

I know you weren't taking the P*ss out of todays somewhat less than perfect photo's :-)

Phil said...

Hi Warren, this is the second attempt to post a message, must be due to the rain I reckon. Well done with the second Wheatear, surprised you got any pics at all today in the gloom, I didn't.

Greenie said...

Warren ,
That afternoon rain caught me out as well .
At least it wasn't snow .

Pete Woodruff said...

Some problems with Blogger yesterday too Warren with lots of stuff on my blog missing and just little red x's in the boxes where the pics should have been....all OK again now though.

Keep up the good work but bugger the getting a soaking lark Warren.

Chris said...

Hi Warren,
Reading that, yes I guess it canonly be better and let's hope it will be soon... This is not a life for birder and neither for birds...

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Keep plugging away Warren - one more day of March - still time to get a coupl of new birds and then its another ball game - roll on April and another record falling.

Cheers

Dave

Sharon said...

Nice one of the Brambling Warren. I've been having problems with Blogger all week - must be the weather! We had snow falling this morning, talk about March many weathers! Fingers crossed tomorrow will be better.

Ken Browne. said...

You are right there Warren. One thing I wouldn't do is to take the micky out of your Photo's. You, ummm , maybe.(LOL)There's too much misery in the world.If you cannot have a laugh with your fellow Bloggers then whatis the world coming to?

Monika said...

I hope you get some nicer weather to start April off - you certainly deserve it after all that trudging through the wind and rain!

Dean said...

If Darwins theory of evolution is right Warren, it won`t be long beore we`ve developed webbed feet.

Ipin said...

Warren - who could ever get sick of bramblings?