Saturday, 13 February 2010

Early Riser

Up at 7 am and out with the pup at 7:20 hrs today for trot (for 'trot' read squelch/wade/trudge) from home to WHBP and back.  Pleasant but quiet, with less that 20 species noted.  Immature Mute Swan, two Herring Gulls and a few dozen Teal on the water, the ducks taking to the air as two Common Buzzards flew through.  One settled in a nearby-ish tree along with a brown raptor the same size as the Crows that mobbed it.  Too far to see clearly with the bins and through the tree's twigs and branches, I would guess a female Sparrowhawk.  They are the highlights, next stop St Mary's later this morning.  Au revoir!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good, no White-tailed Eagle then ;) You'll just have to wait for Mull. lol