Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Prestwick Carr

Thought I'd better visit Prestwick Carr this afternoon, since PCF has had less numbers of visitors of late.
The Short-eared Owls were up from the start and provided a couple of half decent pic

 Total number was difficult to set since they seemed to be appearing all over the area. I reckon at least six

Peter, Bill and myself were standing chatting  when this fellow below popped up not three feet way. Peter shared some of his multigrain bar.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Prestwick Carr

Heading North up the bridle path, I soon spotted four or five Buzzards perched on isolated bushes on the edge of the wood. This one had a smart light coloured bib.

On the other side of the path a Kestrel perched on a fencepost.

and there were good numbers of Fieldfare and Redwings. A couple of Song Thrush brightened the walk

I had been giving every hedge line bush a good thrashing with the bins as I walked up and down the bridle path, to ensure I didn't miss anything, but when I got back to the crossroads I could see PCF scanning the same hedge line and sure enough the Great Grey Shrike had been there all the time

As the light faded I managed to catch sight of two perched Short-eared Owls before heading home