29.2.16

Monday

Sunny and Frosty -2ºC

With the sun shining this morning, and a slight frost, I asked Ken if he fancied another trip to see the Hoopoe at Wall Heath. He did, and at about 8am this morning we arrived to see the Hoopoe fast asleep. We got as close as we dared not to disturb the bird. It seemed to be cosy as the sun started to rise above the hill behind us. I saw quite a few Hoopoe’s in Majorca (almost walking under your feet) in the Spanish sun, It seemed so unatural to see one perched on a stone, on the frosty ground of Staffordshire England. Every so often it would raise its head as noisy Crows flew over. Happily we left the bird to enjoy the sun as it warmed up, and also going back to sleep…

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After a great session with the Hoopoe, we headed of to HC. We checked the Wardens office out for moths without any luck. But we did spot a Harlequin Ladybird….

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The Thrushes were singing well this morning with about 10 Song Thrush and a Mistle Thrush….

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Jays…

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A female Mallard was on the Island Pool. The pool was mainly frozen over, with only a small area for the Mallard to swim in. (Thanks Ken for the Frozen Pool photos)…

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2 thoughts on “29.2.16

  1. Linda says:

    It must be great when a beautiful bird like this Hoopoe makes it easy for you to make such beautiful photos! Gorgeous bird!

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