Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Hawk and Hawkers

On the start of a walk to Big waters watched the ploughing, this field had oil seed rape in it. When it was harvested it was very ripe and a lot of seed was dropped on the ground. A small flock of greenfinch and linnet was starting to build up, a shame the modern world can not afford winter stubble.

Stubble no more
Big waters was still home to a Black necked grebe, 80 or so Greylag, 45 Mute swans plus small numbers of ducks. Migrant hawkers were in evidence and a few Darters.Did not stay long as it looked like rain.

Darter
Sparrowhawk
A fine sparrowhawk landed on the weed in the pond after causing chaos in the feeding station.