Friday, 15 April 2016

Unending showers fell across the area this morning, some particularly heavy, making for a typical April day.

I was only out for a couple of hours this morning, when I soon got fed up with the rain, but more so with the drone of chainsaws coming from the Wet Woods, whats up with these ''tidy brigade'' people every year I tell them not to slash and burn during the nesting season, but each year they do so, ignorant twats!

My visit was therefore confined to the fields and paddocks of Migrant Alley and the Greenhouse grounds, where it was good to see the KESTREL pair in the latter habitat, the female being at the nest box. A BLACKCAP and a CHIFFCHAFF were also seen around the greenhouses, along with a few PIED WAGTAILS, one pair were watched ferrying beakfulls of food to a concealed nest site.

Not much at all was noted out on the sheep pasture and paddocks of Migrant Alley, just 11 HERRING GULLS and 3 LESSER BACKED BACKED GULLS were of note, I had hoped the rain showers may have grounded something more interesting! A PEREGRINE flew low over and a pair of BUZZARDS flew from the Greenhouse Grounds, a few SWALLOWS fed low among the sheep, but that's about as good as it got today.

1 comment:

Derek Faulkner said...

Despite the rain this morning, I had a good visit to the reserve with a pair of Spoonbills, a Willow Warbler and one other bird.