Joy of Joy's and an absolute delight to have the 'chittering' of
now joining the dawn chorus at first light but less so at the home-bound Moth Traps where were found few Insects all of a very common nature. It would seem we have given you something of a bum steer as not having seen the
sitting at the Main Pondside for 10 days or more but as the image shows
With a chill +3°C on the Heath all indications seem to point to a similar result as previous, but "ye of little faith” never caught the ‘biggy’!Clinging to the kitchen foil which lines the funnel was another
not only a First for the Year but the First we have ever clapped eyes on - "YES"!
Highly unlikely that was going to be upstaged on the day, but there were still things of interest to be found such as the resurected vocals of the 'early nesting'
Next, but somewhat more distantly, there seemed to be overtures being made
As if appearing overnight the 2 already active giant cranes have been joined by this
at the Airport while far more delicate and sedate the first
On our way back it was noted that the
A wander down south, the usual stronghold of the Lesser Whitethroat here, bore no fruit
the same as this winter when Fieldfare and Redwing alike were able to gorge themselves.
While talking of 'arborials' the local
are also showing signs of their 'candle-like' flowers along a very healthy looking hedge
At the extent we met not only the
Bird Year List which now stands at 106 for the Recording Area.
will doubtlessly also be adornring extensive Dorset hillsides while our final find
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
just sitting alone in the middle of a recently harrowed and seeded 20-acre field through a
Here's Hoping for More to Come.