Sunday, 10 April 2011

Birding in the sun



Rabbit, one of many enjoying the sun this morning.
 It was a really enjoyable day today with the weather being so warm. The day started off with a text from John saying There was a Little Ringed Plover and a Ringed Plover on the new reserve at Thacka. unfortunately by the time I got there they had been chased off by the breeding Lapwings. Fortunately they returned in the afternoon.



Ringed Plover.



Little Ringed Plover.
A couple of times the two came close to each other and you could see the difference in size and markings, but the pics were not good enough for posting , they were too far away.



Lapwing & Ringed Plover, a great difference in size.



I love this time of year all the buds opening and the trees beginning to green up
This is Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)


Pied Wagtail, there has been quite a few on the new reserve
 and lastly a female Lapwing on her nest one of two pairs on the new Thacka beck nature reserve



A very enjoyable day.



1 comment:

  1. I so enjoyed your Spring time post!
    Seeing your birds is very exciting.
    I also enjoy seeing all your different wildflowers.
    The Ragged Robin on your side bar is gorgeous.
    Happy Spring. I am savoring every minute.
    Sherry

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