Sunday, 10 August 2014

The expected heavy rain and strong gusty winds arrived this morning, meaning a rare Sunday morning lie in for me, followed by a leisurely breakfast  :-)

By 10:00hrs I became restless and soon headed off out for a look around the Greenhouse Grounds and Migrant Alley, the rain wasn't too bad at first, but within half an hour I was caught out in a big thunder storm, forcing me to shelter under the poly tunnels until the rain relented a little, allowing me to make a dash for home, meanwhile the only bird I saw of note was a CHIFFCHAFF!

It was 14:00hrs before I got out again, the skies had brightened somewhat, however there was a gale blowing, but it felt very warm still. I manged to get a circuit of Migrant Alley completed, but there were no migrants about, only the Corvid flock and around 150 STARLINGS were out on the paddocks and sheep pasture. A LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL and a BLACK HEADED GULL were seen passing through on the gale, which the HERRING GULLS made light of as they barely flapped a wing, seemingly mocking the the wind  :-)

A short skywatch was made difficult as I struggled to keep my binoculars steady, but I did pick out a HOBBY chasing the SWALLOWS, plus a few HOUSE MARTINS went over high up. It wasn't long though before the sky turned black again, so I conceded defeat for the day, there is always tomorrow  :-)

Images today are from yesterdays visit.........

Immature Robin


Marc Heath said...

The first shot to me eye does not seem to have locked on to the subject, the rest however are first class detailed shots.

Warren Baker said...

I think I over-cropped the first image Marc!

Pete Woodruff said...

A rare Sunday lie in, a change is as good as a rest they say. But by 10.00hrs you became restless....sounds just like you Warren.