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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Patching

Well I could have gone to see Goshawk's and Great Grey Shrikes but decided to stay local.

Nice stroll around Hatfield Forest. The Green Woodies were yaffling away and the Great Spotted Woodies were really banging he wood and protecting territories. No joy with Lesser Spots but did see Nuthatch and Bullfinch about. The lake was a bit quiet the usual suspects really. Nice to see the Great Crested Grebes together. Chiffchaffs singing.










Lots of Grey Squirrels and Rabbits as well.





What these chaps were doing on the shell house I don't know.






So on to Amwell Gravel Pits. The Little Bunting HAD been showing well ooh 30 minutes before I arrived but as I've seen it before it was merely irritating.





Nice Water Rail, Buzzard, Lapwings, a few Snipe, Little Grebe usual ducks (including Goldeneye) and grebes. Chiffchaff singing away got a brief view, also Cetti singing out. Got a year tick in the form of a Kingfisher. Always a corking little fella.

And so to Rye Meads. I had a Tufty showing off for the camera! and two Redshanks and 2 Green Sandpiper and a number of Lapwings.










Again singing Chiffchaffs one giving a nice view. The trees are blossoming!





And the Swans nesting.



Oh and why is it that the Sun comes out as i was contemplating coming home?

Birds seen 55.

4 comments:

oldcrow61 said...

Great pictures Pete.

Jan said...

"Oh and why is it that the Sun comes out as i was contemplating coming home"

Cos you go out too early!

Janine said...

Little fuzzy pony! Great pics.

nicola said...

can we look at the off centre ones too...