I was up early today because I had so much to do ..... finish painting the kitchen; plant my seeds; tidy the garden; the washing and some sewing ..... I went for a walk instead! Oh the joys of retirement!!
We located a couple of Gold Crests and a Green Woodpecker because they were calling so loudly. This time of year they are shouting, "Look at me!" to attract a mate so birding is that bit easier.
Yellow Hammer call is really easy to remember - it sounds like ' A-little-bit-of-bread-with-no-cheeeeese'. The Skylark call is easy to recognise too as it floats high above the field singing its head off.
On the ground below it was a Grey Partridge. Later in the afternoon two more Grey Partridges wandered into our field, upsetting the five resident Red-legged Partridges.
|Red legged Partridge|
On the way back home a Peregrine flew passed us and landed high on a pylon. In towns they use high ledges as lookout posts: in the countryside it's worth checking out pylons.
Excellent photograph I know!! It was a long way off before the camera was used!
We walked for two and a half hours and saw 30 species. It was a lovely day so I decided to get the seeds planted ... first of all though I had to tidy up the greenhouse, didn't I? It was beginning to get dark by the time I finished so today's job list will have to be tackled tomorrow .... AGAIN!