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.
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?

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:

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?


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.