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Saturday, January 28, 2012

28th January

I popped out to the Chilterns for a walk around the Xmas Common area. Kites were everywhere calling and pair bonding. Unfortunately we had hardly any sunny spells where we were. It wasn’t until we headed for home at 2.30pm that we were bathed in glorious sunshine. Then I couldn’t really stop on the M40, my wife would have gone mad, only joking I am not that irresponsible.  Other birds of note encountered on the walk were Marsh Tits, Nuthatches, Redwings, Fieldfares and a drumming Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.

Here are some poor kite photos, that mean I will have to venture out there again





Female above and male below

I am used to seeing Kites stuck in tree on Primrose Hill but never this many.



Marc Heath said...

My absolute favourite British bird, a pleasure to see and you have captured some nice shots of them, a little jealous!

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Marc.
They too are one of my favourite birds these and the Gannet, who's beautiful blue eyes seem to hypnotise you. Mind you you have to get pretty close, which is what I did way back in about 1974. I am sure it won't be to many years before they expand the range around the rim of the London Basin. I still look forward to my next visit which hopefully the weather forecasters will get correct.

glen said...

Kites in trees Boom Boom... that's not bittern its Bazil Brush.

Tony Duckett said...

Sorry Glen, my wife still thinks my humour is childish.