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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Welcoming back some old Friends

I went to the Forest this morning with a spring in my step - the sun was glorious.

There was a Yellowhammer asking for his cheese in the car park!

Lots of birds singing, Willow Warblers, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs and Whitethroats. Winter has been consigned to history and spring has moved in.

Who are you looking at?

Blackcap - I saw lots of these!

Willow Warbler


I was early for breakfast :D so was wandering around taking the above when I heard a familiar sound that took me back to last year. TERN!!! I got a quick view. Would he just fly on? No he'd landed and was sitting just North of the tern raft! Lets hope he finds a partner soon.

There are four Grebes and one pair were sitting on a nest.

I stopped in at Dad's for a cuppa and a sandwich then headed to Rye Meads

LOADS of warblers. Sedge Warblers singing out and a few Reeds have made it back. I got good views of a Cetti's Warbler! quite a few calling out. Also a Little Egret. It was a lovely sunny stroll.

The first of many young coots.

There were no rare birds just a lovely sunny day in the company of old friends.


holdingmoments said...

A great time of year, and a great way to spend a day; in the company of old friends.
Good captures of the Warblers Pete.

Tricia said...

Great stuff Pete. That Willow Warbler couldn't have chosen a better spot for good composition could he!!

Isn't this time of the year great with all the singing and birds being busy. Know what you mean about a spring in your step - lovely stuff!!

oldcrow61 said...

What a wonderful day you had. Great shots of the birds. Oh my, the blossoms and flutters...sigh! I'm so longing to see either.

Attila The Mom said...

As always, gorgeous pics! Thanks so much for posting them!