Friday, 18 April 2014

Nine Magpies means what?

In one tree this morning nine magpies. Also Blackcaps continue to enthusiastically announce their arrival. didn't catch much else of interest about though.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Blackcap, Swallow and mystery bird

Dropped into the Divit for a wee half hour this morning and had a couple of Swallows over. Two Blackcaps were also singing, one either side of the harbour mouth. Both managed to evade the lens, the one from speed and the other from hiding.

Worst 'one that got away' was a passerine which called from the shoreline a bit away from me and then as i approached the source of the sound I heard it calling twice as it passed me. I never set eyes on it. I wondered if it was perhaps a Wheatear, but the call wasn't really there and a flypast Wheatear is usually pretty hard to miss because of th white rump area.

Oystercatcher also added to Cullaloe's list this morning

Swallow darts behind a tree - honest!

Monday, 7 April 2014