Monday, 14 March 2011

Monday 14th March 2011

Wavy clouds - double click to enlarge

Back on my bike today after a four week absence.  The Nuthatch, that until this Spring had been elusive, was calling and showing well in the Oaks just N of the allotments off North Street.  With the sun out I half expected a Chiffchaff to be heard calling from the edge of Oaken Wood but it was all quiet apart from the repetitive calls of Great Tits.  By Kiln Barn farm I disturbed three birds from the hedgerow and was surprised to find they were Reed Buntings, my first sighting of these on my cycle in. It really seems to have been a bumper winter for these on my patch.  

A Scold of five Jays lived up to their collective noun as they flew over Gallagher's Underpass, and a lone Skylark sat out in full view on Gallagher's Gallop pasture.  I checked all the paddocks and fences for a Wheatear but to no avail...may be next week?

And just for Warren - those arrows are back!


Greenie said...

Adam ,
Good to hear that you are back in the saddle , and I think we all have been missing those arrows .

Warren Baker said...

Reed Buntings are realy scarce on my patch adam, maybe they are making a come back.

Good luck with a Wheatear next week, Oh, and great use of arrows there :-)

Marc Heath said...

The famous arrows, love them, can't wait to see some more.