Friday, 23 September 2011

September 23rd - Birds chasing Birds

I think it's nearly a full house for me, mothing every morning so far this week, I won't make it at the weekend, so was hoping today might bring some surprises. It didn't! it did bring another 270 odd Lunar Underwings, I will post a photo at some point, also a couple of Black Rustics, a Feathered Thorn which was very early and new for the year, plus four different Sallow species.
Black Rustic

Black Rustic

A few SISKIN again went over while we recorded the moths but none were heard subsequently. CHIFFCHAFF numbers remain steady at 9 today, with just 2 BLACKCAP again. A lone WHINCHAT was in the hedge below the veg garden and probably 30-40 MEADOW PIPITS are now around in the fields. Two BUZZARDS flew low along the bridleway chased by several MAGPIES, as I stopped watching these another bird was being chased by about 15 JACKDAWS, as they came out of the mist the bird revealed itself as a GREY HERON.

Buzzard being chased

Grey Heron with a bit more company!

GREY and PIED WAGTAILS were both seen today and there were up to 8 SKYLARK wheeling around together, just chasing each other not something else.


Kieron said...

Hi Alan, those Magpies look a bit like fighters going after a big bomber.

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Kieron, they certainly did a good job of buzzing the Buzzard!!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice shots, especially the moth series, that is phenomenal.

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Bob, thank you, I have a long way to go to get anywhere near your standard :-)