Saturday, 25 August 2007

The great fall of 25th August

Spent a grueling six hours walking Pegsdon Hills first thing on Saturday morning. However it was well worth it, as I had some fantastic birds just after the fog had lifted. The star was another juvenile Pied Flycatcher (my second one in two weeks) that popped up in front of me in the bushes around the trig poing on Deacon Hill. This area in particular is usually devoid of birds, so the four that were there early on the Saturday (Pied Fly, Whitethroat, Blackcap and Greenfinch) made it a red-letter day in itself!

Other stuff that had made land fall included three Tree Pipits, three Whinchats, three Redstarts, one Spotted Flycatcher with a scattering of commer migrants too. There was also three Ravens flying around most of the morning too. It was a good day to be on the hill.

Two of the four Redstarts (Paul Wright found another on Knocking Hoe after I'd left)

One of the three Ravens

One of the three Whinchats.

A very enjoyable mornings birding in Beds.

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