Saturday 7 September 2019

Doorstep bird watching

Recently, I have been fortunate to be in the right place at the right time on several occasions, sometimes without even having to leave the house. So here's a few of the birdy highlights from Tense Towers this week.

Swallows are still fledging, presumably from the farm buildings next door, and being fed by anxious parents. Time is running short for them to build up their fat reserves for the long trip south for the Winter.

The local Starling flock never miss a trick. What's this? A temptingly empty puddle? Not for long.

After our North Ron weekend, which was full of Wheatears, it was lovely to have good views of one at home.

And there are still Pied Wagtails about. This one briefly perched in exactly the same spot as the Wheatear!

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