Saturday, 5 April 2008

Chiffchaff invasion

It was the monthly bird walk at Ogston today, there was so much activity at the hides, I just couldn't drag myself away, to go on the walk. There was so much there, including a Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, Water Rail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Willow Tit, and a Nuthatch. I sadly didn't get any pictures of the Water Rail or of the Redshank, which is what I wanted really, but I have previously taken some pictures before, here they are:
Water Rail, taken at Ogston:

Redshank (taken at Old Moor in the Dearne Valley):
The thing I noticed though, was the number of Chiffchaff that I heard, there must have been at least 4, just around the hides. I did manage to see one, which was nice. There seems to be a lot of Chiffchaff this year, as well as Goldfinch.
So I saw my first Chiffchaff of the year today, as well as the first Swallows, and Sand Martins of the year as well, which was great, a true sign Summer is on the way.


Nick S said...

Really nice stuff Anna. Your blog makes me homesick :-)

Sandpiper said...

Beautiful pictures, Anna. I've only ever seen one rail in my entire life. It sounds like you had a beautiful walk.

Mike said...

Anna, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be posting more bird images in the future, so feel free to drop by at your convenience. Found your bird images to be very interesting, as these are species not common to my area. Mike

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Bird Girl said...

I just love that water rail! Never saw one of those!