|Just managed a Water Rail pic!|
Today I managed a couple of visits firstly this morning there were at least 6 BRIMSTONE butterflies in the wood plus a couple of SMALL TORTOISESHELLS and a COMMA, the CHIFFCHAFF sang again and there were plenty of TREECREEPER, NUTHATCH, LONG TAILED TIT and BLUE TITS there too.
Three LINNETS were the first for a while, lots of WRENS sang and 4 BULLFINCH were in their usual place in the car park.
|Not sure what this pic was meant to be but thought I'd post it anyway!|
|One of several singing Wrens|
|At last a Bullfinch picture|
|Peacock on the second visit|
The second visit was surprisingly productive, firstly a LITTLE EGRET (64) flew up from the stream and circled over the fields before heading south-east. A few seconds later I heard a 'cronking' noise and a RAVEN (65) flew from somewhere near the stream towards Roundshill Wood. The last record here was 2010 so a very welcome addition to the year list. Several BUZZARDS were again the only raptors of the day. The last addition of the day was a KINGFISHER (66) long overdue it seems and hopefully the first of many records this year and who knows maybe a photograph or two would be nice!
|Record of Little Egret, love the way white can look black!|
|Raven record shot|