After Saturdays visit to RSPB, and the hope of seeing Skylarks, they remained elusive as ever. I did see some Siskin on the feeders outside the shop, so that was something. A lone and very vocal Nuthatch was also present. Managed to get one or two pictures, more of record shots than anything else, but something.
Siskin on feeder
I joined one of their ‘guided walks’ around a part of the reserve not yet opened up to the public, and the lady who guided us around had a wealth of knowledge about the area we were in of the flora and fauna. A most enjoyable two hours, which included some distant Fieldfare and Redwing. Spent some time in the shop after, looking around, and then I made for the quarry area. A quick visit to the hide, and then back home.
Maybe this coming Sunday will reveal my target on the 'Skylark Safari', which I’ve booked my place for.
Sunday was a pretty dull day weather wise, so I used it wisely, by backing up the computer, and generally tidying things up. And watching the garden visitors too.
After a week off work, it was back to the madhouse on Monday, for a late shift. Of course it was a beautiful sunny day, typical when you have more mundane things to do, but undeterred I headed off to one of the local lakes for a couple of hours. Willen always produces some interesting birds, but sadly no Skylark that I could see. There were a few Snipe, Teal and Gadwall visible from the hide; and some time spent watching the Herons coming and going with their nesting materials. Thirty different species to watch, to get me ready for a days work.
Tuesday was more the typical British weather, wind and rain; so confinement to the house before work, and then on to today. Another beautiful sunny day, but a day of meetings, so the only observing I was doing was words.
Looking forward to this coming Sunday.