Friday, 1 August 2014

Ford Moss

A change of scenery this morning. An early start at Ford Moss was greeted with the constant 'mewing' of juvenile Buzzards.

The walk around this reserve produced healthy numbers and variety of hedgerow and woodland birds.

A Nuthatch in a hawthorn was a bit surprising and the Willow Warbers eventually drove it away. (Other species included: Whitethroat, Blackcap, Song Thrush, Treecreper, Goldcrest, Yellowhammer, Siskin, Goldfinch, Chaffinch and Jay.)

A 'cronking' Raven was a nice find and birds of the day were the Spotted Flycatchers

Small Copper

Spotted Flycatcher

A common Lizard gave only a brief view and when I looked up to see a raptor overhead (expecting another Buzzard) I was delighted to see this magnificent Red Kite.

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