Saturday, 13 June 2015

One of the many interesting Welsh Churches we explored
Having arrived back from Wales, I set to with all the chores that needed doing around the house and garden after having been away for two weeks, whilst in the latter, the first young GOLDFINCHES of the year were seen at my feeding station.Thereafter I looked at some of my photo's from the trip and edited a few to post on here.

Tomorrow it's back to the 'Pittswood Patch', I dont think much will have changed, apart from the new Rugby pitch being placed on one of the sheep pasture fields at Migrant Alley - another bit of habitat disappears.

Despite loosing two weeks of June, I hope I can at least find enough species to reach the 13 mean average for June, that being 64, .........hmmmmm....could be difficult, I only found 66 in May!

Here's a few photo's from wales anyway, expect a lot more!!


This male was feeding a nest full of young and used the same perch over again, not minding my presence at all

The Female was also busy feeding.

A TREE PIPIT using the overhead cables as a song perch

The only MARSH TIT of the trip was using a feeding station at one of the reserves

Lots of the common stuff around too

A distant STONECHAT looked superb, the photo not quite doing him justice!


Derek Faulkner said...

Surely a rugby pitch can't be that much different to a sheep pasture - it's a large area of short mown or grazed grass, the habitat basically stays the same. The only difference is that the sheep don't run around for a couple of hours shouting at each other.
Let's face it Warren, wherever you go in the British Isles these days, habitat is being squeezed, even in remote parts of Scotland you can end up with a wind turbine farm on your doorstep.

Pete Woodruff said...

Excellent selection of 'Welsh' images Warren, including our newly elected National Bird the Robin, which I voted for and predicted would be the winner, an excellent choice.

Welcome Home....Bet you can't wait to get out on Pittswood Patch again.

Warren Baker said...

Its not so much the habitat changing that's the problem, but the continual disturbance of the area.

Warren Baker said...

Cheers Pete,
Yes I'm looking forward to getting out to find some patch birds again :-)

Wilma said...

Beautiful photos, Warren.
As long as the human population continues to increase, there will be habitat destruction. And possibly even if our population stabilized we stupid, shortsighted humans would continue to do what humans do best - change our habitat to suit our needs with no thought of the fauna and flora that are also on our planet.
Cynically yours,

Warren Baker said...

We both sing from the same hymn book, cynical we may be, but what you say is true.

Marc Heath said...

Lovely set Warren from a successful trip. Back to reality tomorrow.

Derek Faulkner said...

You said it better than me Wilma.