Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Oh, Please Turn Around!

Had a walk around Bowers Marsh, this RSPB nature reserve is due to open later this year. The weather started fine, if a little breezy but at least the sun was out. It finished overcast, with a brisk wind and rain....I love summer!

Good numbers of singing Corn Bunting, Skylark, Whitethroat and especially Reed Warbler. While Swifts and Swallows fed overhead, later as the weather worsened many of the Swifts, were feeding below head height and pretty close...brilliant!

On the freshmarsh were two Greensank and a Redshank, while six Avocet were on the saline lagoon.

The Corn Buntings were singing their 'jangly car-key' song while perched on a fence or bush top. But would they turn around for a picture....would they heck!

Corn Bunting

Corn Bunting

And then a Stonechat almost did the same! He was quite distant, the images below are heavily cropped.

Stonechat

Stonechat

 There were one or two gulls present, below is just a part of the actual numbers present.