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Sunday, March 15, 2009

15th March

One of the owlets in the early morning light

Water Rail also in the half light, in area 2

Another frog bites the dust.

Smew: female still present in areas 5 and 26.
Water Rail: A pair in area 2, the male appeared to be displaying.
Tawny Owl: Three owlets very vocal and showing well at 5.45am this morning in area 11.
Blackcap: One male singing in area 24.
Brambling: An absoutely stunning male bird in area 24.
Siskin: Two birds in area 26.


Anonymous said...

Grrrr - spent a while looking for the brambling and the owls this afternoon but no luck! Oh well.

Tony Duckett said...

The owls are extremely difficult, and I only saw the Brambling for 30 seconds.

Neil said...

great photos tony. I got some pretty close shots of a heron eating 3 frogs (separately!) last weekend at Richmond. Are the owls less elusive this year?

Anonymous said...

I did have a great view of a sparrowhawk over area 5 though.

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Neil.

The owls are far worse than last year.

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Peter.

Sparrowhawks have become a little scarcer in the last two years.