Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Tuesday 20th March 2012

Another bright day and I was hopeful that I might get sight of a Wheatear on patch today - it had that feel about it.  3x Chiffchaffs were heard calling around the east side of Oaken Wood, the Little Owl was sunning itself opposite Kiln Barn Farm with a small flock of Linnets flitted restlessly around the nearby hedgerow.  No migrants in either the Sweets Lane or Paris Farm paddocks, but I was pleased to pick out a cracking male Stonechat further along the footpath between Paris Farm and Kiln Barn Road (exactly where I'd had one in September last year).  Nearby a field of Meadow Pipits were flushed up by a low swooping Sparrowhawk.  A butterfly/moth was also seen - it landed momentarily before taking flight - it looked much too small for a Red Admiral - any suggestions (based on the my awkward photo!)

1 comment:

alan woodcock said...

Hi,I could do with a few Meadow Pipits at Holborough.