Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The clear skies that were enjoyed very early this morning, soon filled in with cloud, giving a few very light showers by mid day, it did feel quite pleasant out though, in the light wind.

I did another full patch walk today, starting at 06:00hrs and finishing by 11:30hrs, finding a very good total of 51 bird species, a couple of those being new to the July list, however they weren't the most exciting of species, the first being a RING NECKED PARAKEET (60) that flew over Ashes Lane and headed off over the Small Holding, that brought up the 60 mark for July. The other species to join the months list was my old friend, the BARNACLE GOOSE (61), it still keeps turning up at the lakes every 5 or 6 weeks  :-)  With it, on the main lake, were 32 CANADA GEESE but their were no GREYLAG GEESE with them, they were added to list earlier however, when 8 flew over Migrant Alley, making for an Autumnal sight.

Not much else happening on my patch at the moment, the KESTREL family are still around the Greenhouse Grounds, an occasional BUZZARD flies around over the Wet Woods area, and LINNET numbers are building up modestly on the paddocks at Migrant Alley,  with 20 -25 mostly immature birds there this morning. Flyover species are still few, as well the mentioned Greylag Geese, only  LESSER BLACK BACKED, HERRING and BLACK HEADED GULLS, plus a GREY HERON went over.

The only photo I got this morning was of this Large White Butterfly, minutes later the sun disappeared.

Large White

Ive still got the Broad Bodied Chaser images from yesterday though  :-)


Marc Heath said...

That chaser looks in good condition still. Hopefully a bit of sun soon...... preferably after work time!!

Warren Baker said...

Marc I think it was a fresh one - a bit late ??

Wilma said...

each photo is work of art, Warren!

Warren Baker said...

Thanks Wilma,
Always trying to better my efforts though :-)

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Enjoying your dragons, great pics Warren



Pete Woodruff said...

Impressive BBC images Warren, very impressive....and I don't mean British Broadcasting Corporation either.