On the way into work today, as I crossed Migrant Alley, I spied a small passerine perched atop one of the hedgerows looking most chat like, it was about 250 meters away, and in the opposite direction to work, i'd be late in if I decided to investigate further, so I decided to investigate further :-) Frustratingly it dived into the hedge a bit further away from me, but I carried on, thinking that a Wheatear or Stonechat would be worth the hassle I'd get for being late in. When I finally caught up with the bird it turned out to be ................................... a CHAFFINCH, blast it!
Here's few photo's from yesterdays patch visit.........I'll hold back a few for Tuesday, just in case !
|SWALLOW the same bird as seen on Saturday, on the same perch :-)|
|I got a bit closer in this shot, but the foilage in the foreground was in the way|
|This Sparrowhawk kept the garden quiet all afternoon, so nothing much to see here either :-(|