Friday, August 22, 2008

West Country Wanderings

A mixed bag this year given the unseasonal mix of weather in the South West this last two weeks. Who knows if the Hooded Merganser is of wild origin ?

Monday, August 04, 2008

And Then There Was One

The lone female but no sign of this year's two young that were in the vicinity on Friday. The male bird unfortunately died in a collision with a vehicle but this bird has still been able to fledge two young despite a real dearth of prey this season. What with another wet summer and a poor year for voles, I would be surprised if many young survive this year.