|SWALLOW, DEFINATELY THE BEST SUMMER VISITOR.|
|SWALLOW, THANKS TO ALEX'S PATIENCE.|
Now to me the Autumn migration season really was a damp squib compared to previous years, a solitary Common Sandpiper at Welford Resevoir and another solitary Common and Green Sandpiper at Summer Leys sadly no Pectoral Sandpipers nor Woodsandpipers, but I did catch up with a few Yellow wagtails at both Summer Leys and Welford Reservoir, sadly some stupid kiddies park being built at Sywell meant no Spotted Flycatchers though their were reports I couldn't find any, I did stumble across both an adult and juvenile in the carpark area of Naesby reservoir. I also sadly came across one dying juvenile Barn Owl at Maidwell that seemed to have a damaged right wing and briefly an unringed Barn Owl at another location that suffered a collision with a car :(
I got a pleasant surprise at Stortons GP when I found a Turtle Dove, my first for about four years another bonus was I did find at three locations Cuckoo's at one site there was two males aggressively competing for the attention of one female!
|TURTLE DOVE, MY FIRST FOR ABOUT FOUR YEARS|
As for the winter 2012, just have a read of some of my blog posts it's mostly Waxwings, Short eared Owls and rain!!
I hope you all have a brilliant 2013 and hopefully I'll get to bump into a few of you. A special thanks to Mike Alibone for the patience of putting up with me sending him countless images asking "Whats this then?" Thanks Mike. Also a special thanks to Alex who I printed some images for him and now sit in frames in his hall way, Alex I know you read this blog so THANK YOU very much, though I decided not to have a Swallow tattoo done :)