Tuesday, 26 April 2016

There was a frost this morning, but a clear blue sky to go with it, however a cool wind blew and cloud soon rolled in, giving some hefty, wintery showers by midday.

I spent 3 hours walking the greenhouse Grounds, with it's associated Copse, Migrant Alley, the pub Field and the ashes Lane Fields this morning, but the only place that had any birds of interest was the Greenhouse Copse, where along the sunny edge, out of the wind, temperatures were ten degrees higher, attracting many insects, which in turn had brought in the Warblers. I found 2 WHITETHROATS, 2 CHIFFCHAFFFS, a LESSER WHITETHROAT, and three BLACKCAPS all feeding from the newly emerging foliage, even the SWALLOWS had congregated here, with at least 6 zipping around.

The best of what was found out on the fields were a few HERRING and LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS, as well as the 40-50 ROOKS all collecting food for nestlings. Overhead there were fly throughs of both CANADA and GREYLAG GEESE plus a couple of BUZZARDS, while at the Greenhouse Grounds the male KESTREL had come out of hiding, it wasn't seen on yesterdays visit, but then not a great deal was! Hence no post yesterday!

No photo's today - still waiting for spring to arrive, so I can get some Butterfly and Damselfly action!


Pete Woodruff said...

'No photo's today - still waiting for spring to arrive'....join the club Warren. Nobody moans about the weather much more than I do, and I lost my enthusiasm on Monday but kept plodding on which is what I'm about to do again today. As a wise birder said to me recently....'Keep the faith Pete'....good advice.

Warren Baker said...

Pete,its like waiting for Christmas - but it never comes!