Thursday, 14 May 2015

Whinchat, Hares & Hobby

I'm doing the Patchwork Challenge and a friend had seen a Red-legged Partridge which I still haven't caught up with so far this year. No luck but I did stumble across this cracking Whinchat singing in an Oil-seed Rape field. This is only my second parish record although it is a former breeding species. Not a great picture as it was quite distant and in poor light....

As I tried to get closer I almost tripped over this leveret...

As I walked home a Hobby shot low over my head. This is the first village record for a couple of years. The bird then half-heartedly chased a Swallow around the church tower before powering off to the north.


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