Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The End of May

Sorry, I have been busy with other things lately and not much birding so I am just posting the low lights of the last part of the month.

20th May

Two wheatears still hanging around by the huts at Seasalter, might they breed?

21st May

The wheatears are were present plus a red-legged partridge was a welcome addition to the year list.

23rd May

Two yellow wagtails along the seawall path near the white post, LNR but no wheatears by the huts. Every year a pair hang around for two or three weeks leading me to hope they will breed.
I saw a variable damselfly and the Swalecliffe female eider turned up on the 'island' roost.

 Meadow Pipit

26th May

A sunny day, so I went to Stodmarsh finding variable and azure damselflies.

 Blue-tailed Damselfly

Azure Damselfly

28th- 30th Wales

A photographic jolly with three others to mid-Wales, first stop at Gigrin to see the red kites as the weather was good. We reluctantly coffed up £25 each to use the top hide, too expensive, maybe not again, not worth it.  That was a good move as the rest of the time it was dull and mizzly all shots requiring high ISOs. Most of the time was spent at Gilfach where the redstarts weren't playing ball but the pied flycatchers were, although mainly in the shade. Wood warblers were about singing in the trees but no chance of photos. The last full day was rainy so we cut it short and came home in the afternoon

 Pied Flycatchers



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