Saturday, 2 July 2016

Clear blue skies this morning lasted until 07:00hrs, when cloud slowly built and the wind picked up, making it feel cool. Heavy showers fell from mid day onwards.

I spent 3 and a half hours this morning walking the Ashes Lane Fields, Pub Field, Migrant Alley and the Greenhouse Grounds, then had an hours sky watch, but I didn't add a single species to the months list, nor did I find anything to add to the years successfully bred list.

There were plenty of immature SWALLOWS flying about the sheep pasture

They are one species that has breed well here despite the poor Summer weather.

The 2 WHITETHROAT pairs at the Greenhouse grounds continue to feed their recently fledged young, as do the pair at the Ashes Lane Fields

The KESTREL family were out of their box, I found 2 among the wooden pallets around the yard, both parents were seen up hunting, but the other youngsters weren't seen.

This looks to be the youngest of the brood

There was plenty of ''Buzzard Food'' about, but just the one was seen up hunting.


Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Nice to see some blue sky in those pics Warren - woke up to October here. Musta missed summer.
Better days ahead this week - I hope.



Warren Baker said...

It's just woeful 'aint it!