Friday, 21 February 2014

Somewhere over the was quiet

Rainbow over Cholsey hill (taken on a phone whilst on the move by Loren)

Sunny Spells, showers, 9º, felt colder in a brisk westerly (WSW).

Out in the fresh air today on Lollingdon hill with a brisk westerly sweeping across the south face of the hill and subsequently few birds up to 5 Red Kite hanging in the breeze over the hill, a Buzzard and a Kestrel also present and a couple of singing Skylark.

A Mute Swan was seen resting up with the distant gull flock on the floods by the pig fields but no Lapwing there today.

Around 20 Redwings in the ivy covered trees on the north side of the hill and a Wren giving an alarm call alerted us to a Stoat that was hunting the edge of a hedgerow but only seen briefly.

The fields to the north held small numbers of Fieldfare, Redwing, Blackbird and Song Thrush also a pair of Mallard and a couple of Goldfinch.

 Red Kite
Distant Mute Swan with the Gulls
Loren's Robin
Rainbow & Rooks on Cholsey hill
Thanks to Loren for some of the pics.

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