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Monday, 21 April 2014

Easter Time!

Popped down the last 3 days to see what's around, lots of Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, & Willow Warblers around, a few Whitethroats have been seen too. At the Lagoon a Sedge/Reed warbler was calling, I think it was a Reed Warbler I heard myself but didn't manage a look at the offender. You should be able to catch them calling yourself as they pass. Still a few Bullfinch at the feeders & a lonesome Lesser Redpoll.
Friday:
I was down by the river & this thing popped out for a swim.
Mink are not my favourite beast on site!
 
Went round to the feeding area some Goldfinch were around:
 Our little friend the vole was busy in the sunshine!
 
 
A walk down the river path provide many insect sightings.
Peacock Butterflies a plenty:
 
 A lot of these were around too but I haven't time for ID on them unfortunately.
I'm off to Northumbria for a few days - I'm sure Colin will know this immediately?
 
Saturday:

 
Pretty much the same as Friday but a little quieter, found this popping up near the river, I think it may turn into a Bluebell.
 
Don't say the word "weasel" when this is around, wasn't impressed lol.
 
 But our vole takes it in it's stride & was soon back munching.
 
 
Some chaffinches were sunbathing ..... but for hours at a time? I suspect this was to force parasites out of their feathers:
 

Sunday:
Today was very dull & a bit of a let down weather wise but after lurking by the river again, I managed a nice visit from A Grey Wagtail:
 


 
& to cheer me up even more - the Jays visited the feeders today.

 
Well that was my weekend! no more tomorrow I'll not be down, but you can still check it out, see what you can spot?
 
 
 
 

2 comments:

Bruce said...

Hi Barry

I also had a red/sedge singing by the Lagoon Hide last week. I must sort out their songs.

B.Nield said...

Update: I was down yesterday & there are both Sedge & Reed Warbler on the Lagoon now. The flower has turned into a Bluebell.