Thursday, 10 April 2014

White Wagtails and more on the patch!

Well those that regularly read my blog will probably know that my patch is not the greatest place for birds, but over the last few days it has been working wonders. On me and my brothers first visit together we picked up 42 Golden Plover which had been flushed by a Buzzard flying over head.

Golden Plover

This was a patch first so obviously I was very exited, as was my brother. We then headed down to the canal where my brother had found a Cetti's Warbler a few days before. We managed to connect with it within about 15 minutes when a huge explosion of sound came from one of the bushes. We saw glimpses of it, but no more. All in all a great day on patch! The next day after a rain fall we tried our luck in the fields behind the RSSKL and with a bit of scanning my brother managed to find a male Wheatear amongst numerous Meadow Pipits! The next day my brother headed off to Bricket Woods and I decided to do a little patch work on my own. I quickly picked up 2 Lapwing in the fields and a Wheatear.


Male Wheatear

I moved a little along to get better views and I then quickly found a second female Wheatear! I anticipated that there may be a White Wagtail on this field which had already produced 2 Wheatear and I scoured the entire field for them, but there was no sign of any. I texted my brother with my finds and he made a stop off at the field on his way home. Now here's the annoying part. He found himself one of the Wheatears and a White Wagtail. Because of this I walked to the field today again and managed to locate the White Wagtails.

White Wagtail

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