Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Watcher of the Skies - Genesis

Watcher of the Skies - Genesis 
(Live Shepperton Studios 1973) 
Out of step with what has become routine on the days we spend within the bounds of our Recording Area, on Saturday we decided to stray from that particular path of righteousness and spend the last 3 hours of daylight on the Heath. A profitable call from the start as this presumed 'young' (last years brood) male
KESTREL
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was highlighted in the bright sunshine
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 against an
azure sky.
 The only problem with Saturday's, or any weekend day for that matter,
is that
Flying Officer Kite
and all of his fellow Airmen on on the wing or in this case rotor.
EUROCOPTER EC-120B COLIBRI
 It was noticeable from the moment we entered the Heath via the 5-bar gate
that there a lot more birds flitting about, even compared with our early morning visit, but the
 GREEN WOODPECKER
 (or should we more correctly say one of at least 2 pairs)
contented itself on a preferred feeding patch.
STONECHAT
 have been all but absent over the past few weeks, save for one that
did obligingly put in an appearance on New Year's Day.
 Love those Eyes!
 There must have been close to a dozen on the day.
and still they come
G-TOUR
appears to be a
ROBIN-2112 ALPHA
It was quickly discovered that taking up station close to one of the
AIR QUALITY MONITORING STATIONS
would be an advantage as at least one representative of the species
present used the structure as a 'preening post' prior to going to roost,
 such as
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MEADOW PIPIT
While 1 or 2
DARTFORD WARBLER
 have been in evidence during the past couple of days,
numbers had certainly increased to between 6 and 8 that afternoon.
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 STONECHAT
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 MEADOW PIPIT
DARTFORD WARBLER
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