Sunday, 24 April 2016

light rain fell early this morning, when it felt unseasonably cold in the wind.

In the almost wintery conditions, my three hour patch visit produced little of note, a SPARROWHAWK was seen working its way through the Wet Woods, and the male KESTREL hunted over the Greenhouse Grounds, a BUZZARD was seen soaring over the Ashes Lane Fields later in the visit. Two HERRING GULLS and a LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL were on the Ashes Lane Fields.

Hardly any song was heard in the Scrubby Woods, just one each of CHIFFCHAFF and BLACKCAP sang. There is still no Cuckoo calling here, could this be the first time in my 15 years of recording that April does not produce one ?

A very poor visit for April  :-(

Nothing for the camera today, but I do have a few more shots of the female Sparrowhawk from yesterday.


Marc Heath said...

What a rubbish start to the morning weather wise livened up with a few dodgy Barn Owl shots which I shall post later. Another great set Warren. Does not look much better into next week.

Warren Baker said...

It's so bleedin' cold! All the migrants have gone back to Africa and the Med! :-)

Pete Woodruff said...

The weather this week looks positively terrible, this comment from up here in't north says it all....'The worst forecast I can remember in the last week of April coming up'....Was that 'roll on spring' I hear you say Warren!

Warren Baker said...

I feel for those birds already breeding :-(