Thursday, 24 May 2012
Local Patch (23rd May)
Once again I was walking Theo during the afternoon around the local patch. I decided to take a slightly different route leading to Berrybushes Wood were the farmland is less intensively farmed and wildlife is generally more abundant. This was soon apparent when I heard the screams of Swifts overhead, looking up, there was no sign of the Swifts instead I had my first 2 HOBBIES of the year which circled high overhead, gradually moving closer into the line of the Sun were I lost them. Also of note were 2 Whitethroats, several Yellowhammers and Butterflies including Peacock's, Small Whites and Orangetips. In the north western corner of Berrybushes Wood I was glad to find a single MARSH TIT calling loudly in the small line of pine trees, a bird I rarely see on my local patch so always welcome. Trying to find anything in the fields bordering the northern edge of the woods was neigh impossible due to a massive stream of flying insects continuously flying into my face so not much else of note.