Saturday, 30 March 2013

Harbingers of Spring?

Despite all evidence to the contrary, some birds are heralding the arrival of spring.One we get coming through our part of the county are wheatears, and one place to connect is normally Woodoaks Farm. There had been two or three birds reported over the last days, so decided to take a detour on my way to Maple Lodge. Not much else around, although I did get some very smart yellowhammers, which were my first for the year.

Notrmally the birds hang about near the "muck heap" and this year was no different. One ewas hopping about on the path, the other was feeding on the heap, and shoiwing on top of the heap where i took these photos.