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Saturday, May 24, 2008

24th May

Male Little Owl, hopefully we will have a repeat of last years breeding success.

This site reminds me of my holidays on the Skokholm Island off the coast of Pembrokeshire when I was a teenager. Though the scenery is very different.

This frog was hopping through the grass in the wetalnd pen. He needs to be careful, as frog is on the menu of the nearby young Kestrels.

The male shields some prey that turned out to be a small rat

One fledgling can just about see over the front of the box

Herring Gull: Two pairs are nesting on one of the islands. This is the first time that two pairs have attempted to breed. They are by know means annual breeders , so this is a rare event.
Little Owl: The pair were seen together at 5.45am, the first time for a couple of months.
Chiffchaff: A newcomer was singing in area 31.


Neil said...

good to see the young kestrel.

Did you hear about the shrike in Greenwich?

Tony Duckett said...

I did, it is a shame it didn't stay longer. I saw a beautiful male near Watford a couple of years ago.