Tuesday, 5 April 2011

The Sitting Swan Sketch - plus no Shrike today.

(Please click over sketch or photos to enlarge and then click again if you need to supersize)..... 0500hrs reporting: Good to see our nearby Swans on the Canal seem to be doing OK.

0700hrs - Local dawn chorus around Burton doing well especially when you consider it keeps coming down with heavy rain showers, but did not recognize any strangers such as recent migrants, even the Chiffchaff was quiet this morning.

1200hrs-1400hrs Went up through Dalton to the Trig, but No Shrike recorded. Did not have time to check out Lancelot. For most of the time visability down to 30 yards. Strong winds and rain showers. A minimal amount of single Meadow Pipits did brave migration, and were just about heard above the wind, flying side on and having to apply brakes and swing round into a arc and back again (figure of 3) to try and compensate the strong winds and then heading back on their original course. Nothing else showing, who could blame them..

Wow! Its cheeky chappy, attacking our fatballs, but after acrobatics like that he deserves his treat!!