Out and about this week a couple of times I first went for an early morning wander around Beacon Hill. Four pairs of Red Legged Partridge were spotted at various points, all on a road to start with yet they seem to be more nippy than their distant dozy cousins, the Pheasant, as I have yet to knowingly seen a squashed one
Lots of birds still singing, especially Chaffinches, but the Whitethroats seem to be singing but not from a visible poing.
At least 3 Spotted Flycatchers were seen all within a few hundred yards of each other.
Wednesday afternoon and I was chomping at the bit in the office to get away to see a certain little Warbler in Hartlepool when a call from the guy in the picture made me leave a bit earlier and off we went. Was it worth it, of course it bloody was
Even if this was the closest pic I got of it, its hard aiming a camera whilst looking through a scope.
The rest of the gathered masses seemed to be as photoless as I
Lucked into a few Swallows on my travels, they are certainly a stunner of a bird to look at
Finally a trip to Shibdon yesterday produced nothing exciting but it is still worth an hour there before work as George S proved on Wednesday with his discovery of a Black Winged Stilt. There seems to be a lot of water there at the moment so maybe its putting a few waders off.
Well, its time for bed, as I'm saving up my energy for a week off which will include building my new shed and a little birdwatching.