Friday, 20 April 2012

April 20th

A pleasant walk this morning, the HOUSE SPARROWS were exceptionally noisy as part of a group of 15 or more dived in to the middle of a small willow near the barn. There was no sign of Wednesdays Willow Warbler by the lake, which was generally quiet. Moving round the fields several SKYLARK sung and up to 10 YELLOWHAMMERS were in pairs as I scanned one of the newly planted fields (peas i think), it was pleasing to see so many still around. A NIGHTINGALE (81) sang from the clump of trees it seems to occupy every year, always a more than welcome song. A little further on and a COMMON WHITETHROAT (82) was heard, Dad had heard and one in the same area yesterday.
One of the pairs ofYellowhammer


There wasn't loads more to report although a CUCKOO sang nearby but I'm hoping tomorrows guided will be lucky with the birds as well as the weather a morning like this morning would be great.
An ever inquisitive Robin

Linnet

14 comments:

Frank said...

Similar sightings around here today Alan with Whitethroat and Nightingales. Looks like you took advantage of the better early am sunshine ... super pics.

P.S. Enjoyed the review of your Spanish trip.

Mike H said...

Glad you were able to get out in the sun today Alan. Stunning yellowhammer shot.Very jealous.

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

That is quite the balancing act the Linnet is performing on that barb wire fence! Glad the weather cooperated so you could get out and enjoy the day.

Chris Rohrer said...

I like your shots. Snapping these little birds is tricky for me:) Hope you have some luck tomorrow on your hike:) I have clean up....so no birding:( until the late afternoon.

heyBJK said...

I love the Yellowhammer! Beautiful shots, Alan!

Javier Conejero said...

Hello! Buena y variada serie. me gustan mucho.
saludos

Tammy said...

Beautiful photos in some great sunshine!

ShySongbird said...

Lovely photos again Alan, we didn't have any of that sunshine here! I only ever manage twiggy photos of Yellowhammers, maybe I should carry a tree stump round with me ;)

Warren Baker said...

Good luck with tomorrows walk Alan, hopefully that Nightingale will perform.

Nice set of photo's today :-)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi!!.. What a beautiful birds!!!... I love all... Great pictures... Cograt..
Ana

Alex Rezende said...

This is a great shot.Brilliant blog.

Kungsfiskaren said...

Hi!
Lovely photos thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Sweden
/Ingemar

Lasse said...

Wonderful photos Alan !

Karin said...

Hello
Wonderful picture you have here.
Very nice.
Karin in Norway