Saturday, 21 April 2012

21 April 2012

Ted and I went for a walk in the North Dunes this morning.  The first exciting moment was when a low Peregrine drifted over.

Next along was a fairly sizeable Grass Snake, and a solo Wheatear.

Then we saw four Ring Ouzels (there were five of them on our return walk).

As we walked North we next encountered a Short-eared Owl which had been disturbed by walkers, and then five Cranes made their way overhead and out to sea, making a lot of noise as they went.

When we got to the Holmes Road the ringers were just finishing, and admiring a Belgian Goldfinch they had retrapped:

The ringing team ringed THREE Treecreepers this morning. Since this is Ted's parish bogey bird he was naturally rather irritated by this news, but as luck would have it his irritation was short-lived because shortly after, having taken a quick walk up and down the first part of the track, we connected with this fine, smart individual, presumably recovering from its earlier ordeal: