English (UK)   The migrants are gone  -  Categories: Bird Images (posts)  -  @ 10:50:31 am

There are no more migrants to be seen, although I did spot a juvenile red-backed shrike on Thursday but he was a straggler. Yesterday I concentrated on a few residents, in future I may need to turn to waders and terns.

Sparrows fighting for water

Young male sparrow trying his luck with the sprinkler

The crested larks are in good voice

The grey francolin were showing their young the ropes


English (UK)   At last, some sunshine  -  Categories: Bird Images (posts)  -  @ 09:38:29 am

It's surprising what a difference a bit of sunshine makes. I had my fingers crossed for some decent birds as the conditions were almost perfect. As it turned out, my luck was in.

The first thing I saw were these two lesser kestrels perched on sprinkler heads

There were lots of red-backed shrikes around, this is just one of them

This Upcher's warbler was sharing a dead tree with a spotted flycatcher

The spotted flycatcher in question


English (UK)   A dull Friday  -  Categories: Bird Images (posts)  -  @ 08:16:42 pm

Friday was very dull with occasional specks of rain. I still managed to get something which was better than I'd hoped for.

A young Isabelline shrike

My first collared pratincole of the migration

This willow warbler was very active catching bugs in the undergrowth

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