Youth and Movement

 

With it being the middle of August, I have started walking around the Lockwood before work. So far the only notable migrants being many Willow , and a couple of  Garden Warblers, a few Yellow Wags this morning and a trickle of Swifts.  Although AW had a Spotted Flycatcher in the Water works and Twitter tells me that PW has just found a Pied there too.

Yesterday whilst scanning the Bomb crater field for a returning Whinchat, One of three Juvenile Kestrels landed on the fence two meters in front me.

 

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After blasting it with the camera I spent five or so minutes sat down, watching it through bins. It felt good, quite a memorable bit of birding I guess.

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A deranged dog eventually flushed it.  

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Willow Warbler

One thought on “Youth and Movement”

  1. Nice pics Jamie ! Our Whinchats are leaving Geltsdale around now – many with colour rings fitted over the last couple of years. Let us know if you find any – you would be the first ever ! Btw – Geltsdale HHs on 6 o’clock news and R4 pm prog today. Cheers
    Chris

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