Sunday, March 22, 2009

Saturday 21st March

Out between 8am and 10am this morning in the bright sunshine. Really Spring like this morning despite a cold start. I was hoping to note my first migrants of the year but had to be satisfied with 5 Chiffchaff singing. Also of note was 1 Redpoll in the West Scrub, 10+ Siskin in a mixed flock with Goldfinches feeding in Poplars aong the railway track. 3/4 Great Spotted Woodpecker including one drumming. A single Green Woodpecker about completed the list.
Later in the day I had 2-3 Brimstone and a Peacock at home in Birling - my first Butterflies of the year. Also late news from Friday the regular Ryarsh Buzzard was seen circling high near the school.

Lesser Redpoll

Great Crested Grebe


At 4:04 pm, Blogger Greenie said...

Steve ,
Good to see you back in action .
Really like that Great Crested Grebe shot with reflection on a millpond .

At 4:16 pm, Blogger Warren Baker said...

Hi Steve,
bet you are releived to be out again. Blackcaps are normally in song on your patch by now aren't they? Do you keep first dates ?

At 7:28 pm, Blogger Adam said...

Hi Steve

No Sand Martins down the lakes yet? Only a few weeks until the Nightingales are back...hopefully!


At 9:16 pm, Blogger Steve said...

It's been a bit quiet the last few times I've been over there but it must pick up soon. Nice Grebe shot.

At 10:50 pm, Blogger Ken Browne. said...

Hi Steve.
As our fellow Bloggers have said, Nice to see you back out in the field. Good to see you haven't lost your touch with your camera.Wonderful Grebe shot.I too can't wait for the Nightingale's to arrive at the lakes.It's a reliable spot for them.


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