Birds were mostly heard than seen today, as the foliage on the trees and hedgerows is now giving ideal cover for the birds. A pair of Buzzards were most definately seen as they eventually both perched in a dead tree, too distant for any meaningful image of them. Song Thrush, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Robin, Blackbird, Starlings (at least 3 sizeable flocks were seen and very flighty), Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Corvids were seen and heard, Great and Blue Tit were heard only. Surprisingly not one butterfly was seen, I had at least expected Speckled Wood, Peacock and a few Whites to have been flitting around!
It was a thoroughly enjoyable 2 hour walk in an area I have not visited for a long time!
Not the best of views at the start of my walk! It beggars belief the mentality of some folk!
Now this is much better! A long time since I had managed a 'record' shot of a Green Woodpecker!
Lovely seeing and hearing Song Thrushes on this super sunny morning!
Plenty of these in the fields and paddocks!