Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Newton St. Loe in the rain

Date: 26/08/2014
Location: Zones 1+3+4+5
Observation: After a quick look at weather forecast thought i'd have a walk out the lanes. After walking for around 1 mile it rained didn't stop until Home Farm 3 more wet miles, but despite that seen Goldcrest at least 2 hopping around fir trees. Headed on up to 12 o'clock lane byway, shelter at last binoculars steaming up camera wet ! On up across fields towards Home Farm and saw a small flock of mainly Linnet then it stopped raining !! Got into top field overlooking Newton College saw another group of small birds maybe 20 or so in flock picking off wheat and seed from recently cut field, on closer inspection at least 5 or so were Wheatears ! A New Tick for patch ! Nice, watched for few minutes then headed on to lake where it rained some more. Little Owl only one. Grey Herons 3x flying around lake squawking like Pteranodon ! Last spot was a Hornet sheltering on a Blackthorn bush.
Weather: Raining,then showers & cloudy
Other Species: Little Owl,Dunnock, Goldcrest, 4+Buzzards, 6x Linnet, 5+Wheatear, Kestrel, Raven, 3x Grey Heron of note.

A Dry Goldcrest but wet me !

Group of soaky Linnets

New Patch tick 

 At least 5 Wheatears,Although there's only one here :)

 Hornet staying out the rain 

Thanks for looking !

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