Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Out and about!

May started out with a trip too
Ynys-hir with my local RSPB group.

Reports were good and hope's were
high for Pied Flycatcher and Wood
Warbler. As we arrived just after high
tide it seemed a good idea to start with
a trip along the estuary.

Along the pathway to the estuary we
found a very obliging Sedge Warbler
which sat quite happily while we took
a few shots.
Apart from the Sedge Warblers that were
around we managed to see Little Egret,
Reed Bunting, Canada geese and
Greylag geese. Apart from that though
it was pretty quite.

From the Estuary we made our way up
into the woodland. Although the Flycatcher's
were around trying to photograph them
was really difficult. In fact... I never managed
a single shot.

Throughout the Woodland we see Redstart,
Pied Flycatcher, Wood Warbler and Garden
Warbler none of which wanted there
photo taken.

On the other side of the reserve we found
Swallow's gathering Mud for there new
homes, and we managed a glimpse
of the Welsh Osprey carrying what looked
to be a 2lb Trout up river.

On the walk back to the vistors centre
Wheatear and Winchat were found, again
too distant for anything other than
record shots but a good end to the day.

Last weekend I decided to stay local.

I hadn't been up on the Malvern Hills
for while and with plenty of Dottrel
being seen around I thought it might
be worth a shot...well I was wrong.

Although not all bad, I did at last get
to grips with a pair of Stonechat.

And a Redstart!...albeit the Female.

I'll work on the male next week, In
fact there were three male's in the
area...She must be a good looking

Apart from that though that was it
really not much else around apart from
the occasional Linnet that dropped onto
the gorse every now and then.

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