Friday, May 11, 2012


Nipped out yesterday for a couple of hours birding before six hours of appalling house-work. I did so much hoovering I had to wear ear defenders and I thought the hoover would melt it got so hot!

Driving past Petersberg I picked up a migrating osprey, they seem to have been scarce through BK this spring. Klarningen was rather quiet, although a light fall of chats was evident with the recent plough attracting wheatear (6), whinchat (2) and even a male redstart. Three yellow wagtail males seem to have taken up territory. Other birds of note included a solitary male garganey, a sleeping Temminck's stint, a greenshank and two spotted redshank.

Checked Petersberg on the way home, found another great crested newt and heard a male reed warbler in the reeds.

1 comment:

  1. I'd love to see a yellow wagtail, I'll have to go look sometime.