Monday, 17 September 2012

Pretty Green

Followed Birding Sometimes' lead from yesterday evening and went owl-hunting at a spectacular Wessie H from 6:20pm.  The lone Greylag remains (ahhh!), the fields are alive with Swallows and House Martins.  'Spectacular' refers to the sky, often gun-metal grey, then the tangerine-coloured sun peers through the clouds, then a shower, and a rainbow.

A mixed gull flock left as I arrived, and 30 or so Mallard in three groups flew west overhead.

At 6:54 pm, light fading quickly, two large House Martins flew in from the east and landed on the SW shore of the larger Flash.  Of course, they were Green Sandpipers and remained when I left 20 minutes later.

And for good measure, an SEO rose from the brick house field and was quartering the area to the west of the Flash, albeit the wind was strong and often rain-laden so not ideal hunting conditions.

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