Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Lots of Wanderings

Update on Garden birds - Abundance of Sparrow chicks, Starlings and a few Blackbird. The occassional Wren and Dunnock come to visit and Pigeon and Doves make a regular apperance.

We have had a few trips out and about - Roseberry Topping a few weeks ago was a fab day, I heard my very first Cuckoo which was a delight, lots of Bluetits in the woods and Skylarks were quite bold perching on fences. Jackdaw were nesting on the clifs and were swooping quite close to where we were sitting recovering from the heat and tiring walk. Great day out though.

A short trip to Walkworth and was delighted to see a Redwing, didn;t manage a good photo but a cracking little bird. A Dipper was seen along with Heron, Mallard, Wren Gulls and a Blackcap.

Gibside was another cracking afternoon out with Redkite being spotted quite a few times patrolling it's territory. Along the river we watched a family of Grey wagtails, parents frantically feeding 2 chicks who looked big enough to fend for them selves but were quite happy for mum and dad to do all the work. A couple of young Dippers were seen which was great, one of my favourite birds.

I'll post some photo's once I have them sorted, back to work and a hectic schedule as normal.