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!