This Chiffchaff posed very nicely on a horizontal branch.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
The return of the Chiffchaff is always good to see at this time of year. It is an indicator that summer migrating birds are on the menu for observation again (and photography as far as I am concerned). Although in some areas the species never left in autumn. Some remain on the southern coastal areas of England through the winter. However in East Anglia we would be extremely fortunate to find one during that time. So my first sighting of the season yesterday was of two different birds located in separate areas of the Parkland.
Sunday, 12 March 2017
Scenes from over the previous week in the Parkland. There was a variety of weather conditions, but although some rain caused the rivers to rise the temperature was noticeably more mild.
Birds are starting to chase each other about trying to pair off which is a sure sign that Spring is on its way.
I was also encouraged by a brief sighting of a Peacock Butterly recently.
Robins really look at their best as the Spring approaches.
I did observe two Meadow Pipits searching for food in open grassland.
The river was quite high at one stage during the period.
Walking along near the one of the lakes I could hear a call which I knew to be the Reed Bunting....
....it flew up into a nearby tree.
Miniature Daffodils are flowering in the grass around the Parkland.
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Wrens are making lots of noise now staking a claim for their territories....
.....necessitating taking a quick drink every now and then.
Reflections of a Great Tit and.....
....a Blue Tit.
There were also some strange sky scenes.
Dunnocks are more obvious by their singing now.
I observed this Dabchick (Little Grebe) diving in open water.
House Sparrows congregate at the feeders.