Friday, 17 March 2017

A couple of hours spent out at the sheep pasture and paddocks of Migrant Alley proved worthwhile this morning, when I spotted a cracking male WHEATEAR (69,58) sitting on one of the fence lines. This is the third earliest record I have for Wheatear on my patch, following one on the 14th in 2009, and one on the 15th in 2008.

Not much else to report, bar the KESTRELS which hunted over the sheep pasture and Greenhouse Grounds, where a CHIFFCHAFF was singing.


The recent warm weather has brought out a few Butterflies, this Peacock was the 5th species of the year so far.

4 comments:

Marc Heath said...

Well done with the Wheatear, a male as well. Still waiting for mine. Had my second Red Kite of the week whilst teaching this afternoon at Reculver.

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Jessi Lashakmitis said...

Wow, this Peacock butterfly looks so beautiful in that picture!!! Amazing colors and unique patterns.
Jessi

Warren Baker said...

They are indeed beautiful Jessi :-)