Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring feeling

Two of the Lesser kestrels

The sun was shining, Sardinian and Fan-tailed warblers singing...spring is here or just round the corner anyway. So were the spring migrants as I walked through a valley close to home. A male Yellow wagtail feldegg drying himself after bathing in the watercourse. An old male Marsh harrier crossing low over the valley followed by a female. Two Swallows crisscrossing low over the meadows. Further on 6 Lesser Kestrels busy hunting not disturbed by my presence. A Green sandpiper flew up from the muddy water edge always reminding me of a oversized House martin in flight. Talking of them a small flock was flittering about too.

Well can't forget to mention the remaining overwintering birds some staying to accompaning us a bit longer. The last White Wagtails, Meadow pipits, a pair of Stonecahts, Robins Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs.

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