Saturday, February 03, 2007

Blue Skies

A glorious day here, a bit chilly but unbroken blue skies all day. A walk up the Track this morning revealed that one of last seasons sugar beet fields still remains unturned, so it was no surprise to see Meadow Pipit 25, Fieldfare 10, Greenfinch 10 Skylark 15 and Yellowhammer 4 feeding out there, also a pair of Egyptian Geese flew in from the west. In the fields just south of the main road c250 Lapwing represented a decent flock here. The fields behind our garden again held good numbers of gulls, but still no Med Gull despite several searches, although a pair of Grey Heron did break the horizon up. As I finished washing the car a pair of Common Buzzard drifted west over the garden, but didn't appear to be going too far.

Grey heron complete with nice bright bill for the spring

Common Buzzard - going away in typical flight with wings held high

Woodpigeons, feeding on ivy berries

Common Buzzard GYL 44 & PYL 66

Also saw my first Bumble Bee of the year

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