Thursday, 3 May 2018

Hobbies ..........

3 May - A warmer sunny day and good weather conditions for newly-arrived Hobbies top be feeding, and indeed at least 12 birds were feeding on insects high above the Lower Mill complex. I thought I counted 14 birds on one scan. Also Hobbies over pit 41 (1) 44 (2) and 42 (1) but I'm not sure how much duplication in the counts. Superb to see them back again and hawking in the blue sky, such a charismatic species, with their characteristic elegant shape and characteristic feeding swoops. Also a Garden Warbler singing and visible in the scrub, along with a Lesser Whitethroat. Green Woodpeckers also vocal and presumably nesting in the lakeside trees.

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