A pair of Grey Wagtail have nested this year in one of the doors at Willington Lock resulting in frantic parents being disturbed from the nest everytime a boat opens or closes the lock. Crazy birds but they seem to be doing OK so far and theres no shortage of food.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Good to see Grasshopper Warblers in the village this spring following two or three years where they had seemed to have vanished. A full selection of warblers this morning with the exception of Lesser Whitethroat which doesn't seem to have arrived yet. The local male Cuckoo has also returned - wonder if he's as glad to see me as I am to see him ?
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Saturday, April 09, 2011
I tend to take for granted the diversity of birds I can see from my garden living close to the river here in Willington. As well as the local Barnacle Geese, I had a pair of Shelduck fly low over the garden last evening in the lovely light. Best fly-over birds seen over the years include Whimbrel, Kingfisher, Barn Owl, Raven, Merlin and Lesser-spotted Woodpecker.