Yarner Wood and Heath

An early start at Yarner in the fog is not easy for bird spotting. As it cleared we were bathed in strong sunlight and birds and butterflies emerged. Heard a Tawny Owl calling in the woods, along with Goldcrest and Willow Warblers. Along the top track the male Redstart was flitting about but didn't stay long. At the feeders there were three male and one female Siskin. Also plenty of scrapping amongst the Mandarin Ducks. On the heath were numerous Yellowhammer and Willow Warblers, a Tree Pipit was performing well and a fly-by from a Mistle Thrush was exciting. A small flock of Linnet mixed in with Redpoll in the birch trees proved too much for my lens! . There was a low flying Sparrowhawk looking splendid in the sunshine. Plenty of Brimstone, Orange Tip and Speckled Wood butterflies on the wing. An enjoyable visit.

.Female Linnet Yellowhammer

Posted April 9th, 2017 at 5:04 pm by Steph Murphy in Bird News