|Note raggy ends to tail feathers|
|One of the local cats climbing the tree adjacent to the nesting location – not hopeful|
|Tree Sparrow – more common than the House Sparrow?|
|Great Spotted Woodpecker, hide and seek.. the normal view!|
|Up and away|
|Circa 300 raucous Herring Gulls – no apparent reason|
|Here I am|
|Kingfisher 2009 – probably...|
Across the Fylde to Knott End and back was relatively uneventful apart from the Sparrowhawk dashing over the hedge and very nearly through the windscreen (nice 180 turn). 3 Red Leg Partridge on the road before scurrying off into the hedgerow. No Yellowhammers which disappointed me. Between St Michael's and Bilsborrow I came across a field with approximately 300 Herring Gulls... no apparent reason. There didn't appear to be anything special about this field and I don't thinnk I have ever seen so many Herring Gulls condensed into one place before. All a bit odd. Very raucous too. (I recall many years ago seeing a field full of Magpies, something I have heard ocurrs from time to time). Newton Marsh was devoid of activity and the Buzzards I fear have been disturbed and have moved on, I have not seen them for a week or so now.
I was hoping to see the Grey Wagtails again but with all the rain that was unlikely and the forecast isn't good, so perhaps it is as well I included all the previous posts and the time spent was worthwhile. I will nevertheless be checking the location regularly in the hope of seeing them again and catching insects for some young 'uns.
And as I have recently seen a Kingfisher, a reminder of the hours I spent in 2009 crawling about in damp grass at unheard of times while my body went to sleep with cramp to obtain probably my best image of a Kingfisher to date.