Thursday, 24 March 2011

Chips with Everything

Afternoon Little Owl
Early Morning Little Owl
Bright Sunshine Little Owl (c) 2011 Brian Richardson

Long-tailed Tit
Small Tortoiseshell
Record shot of Comma
Hares on the Horizon
Another gorgeous day with Yellowhammers everywhere. There weren't that many singing 'A-Lit-tle-bit-of-bread-and-no-cheese', but there were plenty making their 'chip' 'chip' alarm calls. There was a lovely Marsh Tit in the morning, and Red Kites in both the morning and the afternoon. 6 Buzzards were circling over some distant woodland in the morning only, but a single was glimpsed more closely in the afternoon. Other birds seen were Long-tailed Tits, Lapwings, Common Gulls, Red-legged Partridge, Bullfinches, Mistle thrushes, Song Thrushes and a large flock of singing Linnets in the afternoon. The Skylarks were probably more active in the morning. The Hares were also busier in the morning when 11 diffferent individuals were seen, but they were also spotted from the car park at the beginning of the afternoon session.
I stopped off at a nearby location in the morning to see the Little Owl, and was pleased to find about 6 Fieldfare in the same tree. Unfortunately, they didn't hang around to have their photograph taken!

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