Monday, 28 May 2007

The beginning of the blog, and of Fowlmead

It's amazing what a wet weekend will make you do - DIY, watching an F1 race, starting a blog.
Like a diary, we'll have to see how long this will last. Hopefully the technical ability will slowly improve.

Mostly it'll be pictures and reports of birds, so be warned.

Had an early trip out to visit Sandwich Bay reserve, and walked around the
Restharrow area - the usal Stonechats, Whitethroats, Mipits and Skylarks but nothing on the sea. By the yacht club was a loudly-singing Sedge Warbler, on the reed tops.
From the hide the initial impression was of chicks - 2 Lapwing broods and the teenage Greylags.
A couple of Corn Buntings scavenged in the grass under the hide, and a Blue-headed wagtail bathed for a while. A stream of house martins landed to collect mud for their nests.

Hmmmm, got to improve the picture processing on here!
After Sandwich Bay, I went over to Fowlmead Country Park, which was celebrating its opening day in the rain - shame. Plenty of different bird species were seen or heard, and with the elevated position, varied vegetaion and ponds it should develop well.

1 comment:

Brian said...

Good luck!