Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Some local birding.

I was quite surprised when I got out of my car in the car park at Whitacre Heath on Tuesday morning to find it warm.This is the first time I've been out birding for several months to find it not cold.Is spring here???

I'd gone to Whitacre Heath to try and get some shots of Redpolls which I've failed to do so at all this year.The feeder hide area was very busy but only with the usual suspects however 5 Redpolls soon showed up but remained feeding on the ground well to the right of the hide.One did pay a brief visit near the hide so I managed a few shots.

The only other birds of interest to show were a couple of Willow Tits.

As the evening was fairly bright I went over to Marsh Lane to try for the Barn Owl.It showed up at about 4.30PM and flew round the crop field which is normally it's favourite area.However the the crop field had been ploughed and it soon lost interest here and flew back towards the railway pool.I left the big lens club by the crop field and followed it which was a lucky move because I found it perched on a post by the railway pool close to the stream path and managed to get a few shots before it flew off to perch near the railway embankment.

1 comment:

Kevin Groocock said...

Yet again, super images. Well done Max. Love that owl!