Monday 12 May 2014

A Pleasant change indeed.

It's Spring, its raining and windy and feeling like the start of Winter even the heating cranked back into life as the temp dropped. but thankfully a stunning male Garganey decided to put on a show at the local reserve. And one of the Grass Snakes put in a show , I'll be waiting for the next one..

A cracker of a bird to have on the reserve along with a few Black-tailed Godwits, Little Ringed Plovers and a float over Peregrine.
Not another decent day for ages what a pain?

Thursday 8 May 2014

Wood Warblers at Clunton Coppice, and a catch up

There has not been that many days recently where I have been able to get out and about, so to speak, but it was time for the annual pilgrimage to According to the forestry commission "The worst managed wood" Clunton Coppice! It was an overcast breezy day, but the Wood Warblers were, as usual high in the canopy and singing well.
Wood Warbler
A few days previous it was a day trip to photograph what is fast becoming a rarity through out the country due to the loss of wetlands and suitable habitat, Ratty, incorrectly portrayed in the book and TV programs as a Rat, was in fact a lovable Watervole.

Another brightly coloured bird which just seems to disappear amongst the undergrowth and foliage of spring, and another bird with an amazing song to be heard in early spring as they arrive back on territories throughout UK
Common Redstart
It seems to be a period of flitting about for my self as I try and catch up with more of the Spring activity
Black Grouse

Tree Pipit

To watch Tree Pipits gliding between perches is a sheer delight Whilst the song is quite weak amonst the others songsters, when heard it is beautiful.

As per usual , and so as not to bore you with picture after picture that's it, a few of this months captures so far. Hopefully there will a few more blogs this month weather permitting.