Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Magical Merlin

Tuesday 26th March 2013
Spent most of the morning on the windswept plains around the village of Wishaw. There were a number of birds keeping low in the stubble trying to avoid the Arctic blast but bird of the day was undoubtedly a probable 1st winter male Merlin which fortunately flew up from the ground to seek shelter on a broken straw bale. The bird would have been almost impossible to see had it not flown up from the ground.
Merlin
Merlin
Merlin
Ice Hedge
Jay, Kingsbury Water Park
Great spotted Woodpecker
Brown Rat
Reed Bunting, Garden
Reed Bunting, Garden
Other birds seen near Wishaw included; Little Egret, Yellowhammer, Fieldfare c200, C.Buzzard, Skylark, Chaffinch c60, Meadow pipit and Golden plover. At Cliff pool, Kingsbury Water Park there was a good deal of excitment around the feeding station as there was at home when a Reed Bunting appeared on the feeders, a very rare visitor to my garden.



2 comments:

  1. Great find Bob with the Merlin.

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  2. Cheers Max,its a regular site but very hit and miss

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