A Little Bit of Birding….

….that was fitted in  while I was out and about today. Top quality stuff though, with amongst others I managed to see two Montagu’s Harriers, two Little Owls at separate sites, Raven, Red Kite and several Buzzards.

This evening I took the dog for a walk on the Downs near Ogbourne. As I drove down the track a Sparrowhawk shot across the road in front of me. Swallows and House Martins were feeding low over the fields and Corn Buntings and Linnets were perched on overhead wires. A few Feral Pigeons were on a barn roof and IMG_0820 (1024x773)several small flocks of Lesser Black-backed Gulls flew over towards the Water Park. Several Yellowhammers were singing and a single Skylark was flushed from the path. No Quail were heard and as time is getting on I think I may have missed out on them this year. Finally and just to show once again that good birds can turn up in the most unlikely places, have a look at this news article.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-23585329

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