Monday, 3 March 2014

End of February

We have had a few problems with the internet over the last week so I'll keep this brief. The Hen Harriers have been showing well over the last week with most of the sightings involving a male bird.
Crossbills are a daily sighting at the moment but you have to there at the right time. A male bird tends to stick to the top of the conifers while he sings...
...while a female bird has showed in some better positions.
A good sighting for the month was a small flock of six Long-tailed Tits that hung around for a couple of days.
The bird feeders have been busy with the local birds building themselves up as the breeding season approaches - a healthy looking female Chaffinch...
...and the dapper male.
Plenty of Great and Coal Tits but you can't beat the stunning Blue Tit.
Common Buzzard is a regular sight at the roadside but it was nice to see this pair in bonding flight.
I've had a look for Adders through February but never connected as the weather has not been the best. There is usually Frog spawn in the pools from the middle of the month but I never came across any until the end of February.
Patchwork Challenge - Species 69, points 91.

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