Sunday, March 13, 2011

Quite a pleasant day today, well this afternoon anyway. This morning was calm and 'soft'. Dull, damp fine drizzle. By 4pm the skies had cleared but it was already down to 3 degrees.

Out with Bunty first thing had some light visible migration underway, with one or two Linnets and Skylarks, and, at last, a flock of 6 Meadow Pipits all going north. Down at Rumbling Kern, 3 Linnets were singing on territory but were still in winter plumage, while another 4 Meadow Pipits were in nesting habitat with the males song flighting. These birds must have only just arrived, it doesn't take them long to settle in! 2 fighting male Reed Buntings were new ones for the list too, at least they were in dapper summer plumage.

Down at the pond, the Mutes are nest building, but there was little else of note.

In the afternoon, 4 Buzzards and a Peregrine were in the air together not far away.

Along the coast path later, my first Lesser black backed Gull of the year flew north, close in, to a backdrop of kitt-wake kitti-wake as each ledge had a territorial bird proclaiming its rights...

1 comment:

Ghost of Stringer said...

about 15-20 LBBGs at the Nanny this afternoon including a colour ringed bird, be interesting to find out where its from ?