Thursday 10 November 2011

Sardinian warbler

I didn't get to the fields as early as I wanted to this morning. However, I only had to wait for 10 minutes before a superb male hen harrier passed close by. As luck would have it my camera was in the car and the car was 100 m away.

I collected the camera was was immediately rewarded with this Sardinian warbler. By no means a rarity, it's still a lovely bird.

Looking North I could see huge flocks of larks flying up from the fields. Further on a peregrine set off a flock of 117 lapwings.

Black kites were everywhere today - either resting on the irrigation pipes or circling the thermals.

A quick check of the cow sheds on the way home produced a couple of Sparrowhawks that had this effect on the wintering Starlings . . .

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