Wednesday, 22 April 2015

A Good Day

Due to a technical hitch my efforts at putting my bird pics on blog have failed but due to Steve B getting on the case hopefully this has been resolved. A bit late but my latest efforts below.

Tuesday 14th April 2015 after lots of reports I finally had the time to visit Blows Downs in search of the reported spring migrants. Walked from gate at Hatters Way end and through the chalk pits but no sign of Rouzels. Got to paddocks at Half Moon Lane end and spotted two guy's with scopes. As I approached I was told up to 9 Wheatears were present on the far side of the paddocks by the cross path. Sure enough I could see 6 or so. To far for a shot so waited and waited. Eventually walking down to the path in question only to find the birds had moved further away up the slope. Waited and waited. Eventually moved back to original position to find a couple of birds close enough for a few shots and also some good views of a nice male Redstart but to far away to photograph. Walked back to chalk pits but still no Rouzels up on the ridge a couple of people indicated that the birds were about on the trees behind Tesco. Waited and waited but no birds. As a left I walked further along the ridge to were it overlooks the roundabout that feeds Hatters Way and as I turned a corner at least 6 Rouzels took flight, one remained for a few seconds and I managed a shot. The first Rouzels I have ever seen. Out for 9 hours but a good day.


                   Wheatear in Blows Downs Paddocks


                       Ring Ouzel on slopes above
             Skimpot Road/ Hatters Way roundabout

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