Clear blue, 12 degrees & warm sun
So off we went
Spring-like conditions had good numbers of cock Chaffinches back in breeding haunts & singing steadily.
A handful of Larks were up too, with 2 singles also singing on their way north.
A cheeky GSWpkr clung to the Kestrels pole, while the falcon sat on his nest box there !
A lone cock Scribbly sang whilst soaking up the sun (sadly its looking like this is gonna be the next local bird to start to pack his bags & disappear), with 3 or 4 Willow Tits happy to sing from cover.
Reed Bunting also added to the chorus today - only a couple but one gave a pleasant soundtrack as I searched for a small area for a Jack Snipe.....
(NB: all images here are either from mobile phone or mobile phone hand held to binoculars)
|initial view - bird vis in dark central shadow|
It appears I wasn't to only one to having been mooching about...
Fresh Fox scat just a couple of metres away
|Fresh Fox scat at base of pic - the JS was just out of shot|
|Lots of bones in this Fox scat - only a few metres from bird....|
This pic of the cheapy Samsung phone edited slightly - looking forward to getting back to an iPhone shortly