Monday, 22 June 2015

Two attempts to get out this morning were thwarted by the persistent rain, all I got was a couple of soakings. This afternoon the rain turned more showery, allowing me to get out for an hour, which I spent around the Greenhouse Grounds, here I found the first newly fledged LINNET of the year, being fed by both parents, shame there was just the one youngster though. I also watched the WHITETHROAT carrying food, but couldn't see any fledged young about.

I watched the sky for a while from my seat at Migrant Alley, where I saw LESSER BLACKED BACKED and HERRING GULL, but not the hoped for Black Headed Gull. As a large black shower cloud approached I saw a large number of SWIFTS feeding below it, at least a hundred of them screamed and chased about, good to see so many. A CORMORANT flew over, only the second one this month, plus KESTREL and BUZZARD were seen up hunting, That was about the best of it on a poor summers day.

Still some blog brighteners left from the Wales photo folder, but its running low now!

Wood Warbler. I waited for an hour for this bird to come nearer to me, not the best light, but the best Wood warbler photo I have got!

Female Pied Flycatcher

Female Pied Flycatcher

Male Reed Bunting


Wilma said...

Sweet portraits.

Warren Baker said...

Thanks Wilma,
Looks like the weather will improve here through this week, hopefully allowing some dragonfly/Butterfly images to be taken :-)

Pete Woodruff said...

You really must stop telling - and showing photo's - of the Wood Warbler Warren....I've turned that horrible green colour again!!

Warren Baker said...

Non left now mate :-)