With Stay Local ended I've started going a few miles from home to look for wildlife somewhere a bit different. On Monday I got out with my wife for a walk along the River Deben at Woodbridge for a scene change. The tide was too high most of the time for waders but with the sunny but cold weather there was plenty of small flying insects about and chasing them in the bushes by the river were Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps plus lots of House Martins flying over our heads.
Blackcaps were singing for us.
This bird was darting everywhere chasing flies.
Got one at last.
The Chiffchaffs were also singing a lot.
They also put a lot of time and energy into chasing the little flies
This Wren appeared to be collecting nest material, it disappeared into some Ivy with this beak full.
To finish off, what I assume are some Black-tailed Godwits.
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
In reply to Seaman:
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
In reply to TJS:
Lot to learn
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
Fabulous photos Trevor, and yes, we're all spreading our wings more.
Its not just finding places where you won't see so many people, its also finding places with good viewing points. My two nearest reserves have brilliant hides, but no screens. Between the hides is all thick scrub, great for wildlife, but not for viewing!
Hopefully things in my diary will ease towards the end of the month, and I'll be making some trips further afield.
Linda, great news on your lockdown restrictions lifting very soon.
Flickr Peak Rambler
Monday was the first day of a weeks holiday (for my wife), here are a few highlights of the few other days we had out, with mixed results bird wise, but generally lovely sunny, if chilly, walks through heath and woodland and by river. Most of the bird activity with the smaller birds has been in the Hawthorn Blossom with them chasing insects, I suspect with the warblers feeding up after their flight over.
Dartford Warbler, one of up to 33 breeding pairs ( I was told this by an NT Warden) on Dunwich Heath.
Skylarks at Dunwich Heath.
My first success of any sort with ascending Skylarks.
Shelducks near at Iken near Snape Maltings.
Wheatear along the tidal part of the River Stour, it was gone before I could try for a second shot.
Goldcrest and female Blackcap darting in and out of the blossom at Flatford Mill.
Enjoy your own personal adventures out with the easing of Lockdown.
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