28.4.16.

Thursday…. Sunny most of the morning. When I arrived it was -1ºC. When I left HC it was 9ºC.

It’s nice to see the Lapwings have not been disturbed this year so far. Distant photo…

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I had quite a bit of luck today. My first bit of luck came with the Little Owl. It was sunning itself in a distant tree. But all the while I was taking distant photos, It was being pestered by a male Blackbird (1st photo). Finally the Little Owl got fed up of all the commotion , and flew right to the tree I was standing by (2nd photo)…

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I would like to thank Gary for my next bit of luck. Late last night Gary got in touch with me, to tell me..he had heard a male Wood Warbler singing. Coincidently it was Gary who told me about last years Wood Warbler, and it was more or less in the same area. I had only been in the area of the wood a few minutes when I heard it’s distinct song. I did wonder being so cold if it would be singing at all. But luckily it was low down and kept finding areas of sunlight to sing in…..

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The Tree Pipits have now reached Brants Hill….

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Willow Warbler was checking out the Heather for inverts on Goldie Heath. I hope it had more success than I’m getting lately…

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Although this next photo is not that good (more of a record photo). It was really great seeing two Grey Partridge at Highgate Common. In fact this was my first Grey Partridge sighting for a number of years in my local area. Like I say not a great photo, and you will have to take my word that it was definitely a Grey and not a Red-legged Partridge…

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The Cuckoo is still calling, but for me…very illusive.

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2 thoughts on “28.4.16.

  1. Linda says:

    Great photos, Andy! The one of the singing Wood Warbler is really cute, the one of the Little Owl is my favourite though! 😉
    Today, I heard on the news here that many young Lapwings won’t survive because of the cold..:-(

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