Saturday, 29 March 2008

Kiplingcotes Station

Showing the rusty rump
Earlier this morning at Thorngumbald
Long-tailed Tit
LTT - contortionist!
Dunnock - collecting animal hairs
Goldcrest - shame about the twigs in the way!

It was a bad forecast for today, so I went to Stone Creek before breakfast & then Kiplingcotes Station straight after breakfast. It was a morning of Yellowhammers. They occasionally allowed close views, but the males were mainly making their alarm calls, with only the odd burst of "Little-bit-of-bread-and-no-cheese"! There was a Chiffchaff singing from the large trees near the station when I arrived, but is was using the railway line as a migration corridor, so wasn't around for long. The Long-tailed Tits were also very close to the Station, whilst there were a couple of male Goldcrests either side of the station. It's a bit depressing when the clearest photo turns out to be a Dunnock collecting nesting material! Also present were Bullfinches, Red-legged Partridges and a very pale Pheasant. This venue will really improve when all the summer visitors arrive in the next few weeks.

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