Around the middle of the day, a window of opportunity arose for a walk, when the drizzle became lighter, so i nipped over to migrant Alley for a circuit of the fields and a bit of a sky watch, well sort of a sky watch, the visibility was dire! It proved a worthwhile hours visit, as I picked up a CUCKOO (51) flying over at tree top level, it alighted on a tree in a large garden before flying off NW, another species was also added to the months list, when a GREY HERON (52) flew over, and then a BLACK HEADED GULL (53) made it three additions to the May list, a lone bird flew high eastwards. The LITTLE OWL was back on the Greenhouses, being mobbed in turn by a BLACKBIRD then a PIED WAGTAIL, but the rain returned around 14:00hrs, so I retreated home for a cuppa :-)
A missed full patch walk in June due to the weather is a very unusual occurrence, luckily I'll catch up, as Ive got next week off work :-)
During the ''lighter'' grey skies, I poked the camera out of the window, and took some garden bird pics to brighten up the blog, my old 400D camera had to work over-time in the poor light conditions, as you can see most of the photo's were taken on the same piece of trellis work fencing, the only place in my garden I could get a shutter speed of over 100 !
|HOUSE SPARROW - A real scarce bird in my garden now, this is the first one to venture in since April|