I'm really struggling to compose a blog post at the moment. A multiple combination of weather, work and woes have culminated in little birding. The times I've gone out has resulted in very little about. I'm not a bird snob and will point my camera at most stuff even if it's just practice shots. Yet I'm struggling.
The Little Owl's at the quarry have been keeping their heads down emerging just as gets the wrong side of 'bad light'/darkness or as the sun rises going to roost. Two main reasons the female Sprawk seems to be fond of the juvenile on one visit I was setting up (getting the camera out of the bag) when the juvenile popped down onto the rock a nano second later the sprawk was right behind it, the juvenile taking cover in between the gaps/crevices and the sprawk frantically grabbing at luckily thin air it flew off empty talon, Phew! The juvenile Buzzards (two nearby nests) are currently getting pushed away from the nests and again the Little Owl (both adults and juvenile) seem to be tempting targets for them. It is however providing great low flyby's when the weather plays ball.
A Wren on the log pile was pleasant
Pitsford reservoir has been my second home with my bike, there was this very bizarre struggle off the dam wall
There was some distant waders including Ringed Plovers and Common Sandpipers the odd Yellow Wagtail and this ringed Grey Wagtail the angle of me at the top of the dam wall meant I didn't take too many images (horrible point of view/angle).
I got to causeway not much was there at first, plenty of Lapwings and a handful of Starlings.
I will leave you with this phone camera shot taken at the brewery today, juvenile Mallards taking their first swim in one of the drains on the yard, made me smile sorry about quality: rain+phone=crap