Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Still under the influence of this cold virus, so little was achieved today. A circuit of Migrant Alley was made mid morning, hoping for my first Wheatear of the year, but it was not forthcoming, a MEADOW PIPIT flew over though, and an adult MUTE SWAN did likewise, only the second record of the year, I photographed a ROOK,  but didn't stay long. On the way home again, a quick look over the Tree Nursery was had, which coincided with the low flyover of a BUZZARD, I snapped away at that, and noted a SPARROWHAWK up high behind it, also the KESTREL was up hunting over the Greenhouse Grounds, where it was seen to catch a small rodent.
Buzzard and tormentor!


Steve Ashton said...

Nice Buzzards Warren.

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Lovely glossy sheen on that Rook Warren - great pics



ShySongbird said...

Lovely, detailed photos of the Buzzard Warren and good to see the Rook, another much overlooked bird I think.

Hurry up and get rid of that man flu ;-) so you can properly enjoy all this lovely sunshine!

Phil said...

Great Rook and Buzzard shots Warren.

Marc Heath said...

Nice shots Warren, underrated is the Rook, lovely colours in the right light.

kirstallcreatures said...

Super photos of the Rook Warren

Rohrerbot said...

Wow...you had some action. Great shots. Feel better:) Pollen? Allergies?

Alan Pavey said...

Hope you feel better soon mate, you are starting pull away from me now!
Nice Rook pics and the Buzzard pics are great.

Chris said...

Take care mate and get ride off this virus!!! Wow your buzzard pictures are wonderful and I would love to get nice blue sky over here ;-)