Saturday, 22 April 2017

Tree Pipit

Today Gemma and me went for a walk around Hanchurch woods again, this is turning out to be a frequently visited location this year but has produced some good sightings.
After last weeks failed attempt at finding Tree Pipit around the woods (we did hear one but we just couldn't pin it down) probably not helped by a Mountain bike race being held in the woods. This week we were more hopeful as the weather was better and hopefully a few more birds had arrived on site.

Plenty of Willow Warbler were calling (no Whitethroat yet though) plus a couple of Blackcap we did eventually find a bird in the usual area just off the main track along we a fly over group of Redpoll. Too far for a shot but was good to see and hear in full song plus a Tiger beetle was spotted.

Back at the carpark we decided to have a look around the clear fell area as it was another likely spot for Tree Pipit and so it turned out to be with 3 different birds located plus a couple of fly over Crossbill.

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