Friday, 22 August 2008

Birds of Prey Playground......& Twite..

Wednesday 20th August & today Friday 22nd August 2008. Still very little showing as moving. On Wednesday last we were graced by a Common Gull feeding above Cribden End with some Lesser Black Backs (3). Greenfinch (2W), Goldfinch (1S), Kestrel (2) and one of them seen carrying large sized prey eg: Rat or similar size.. Bullfinch (1), Blue Tit (1), Black Headed Gull (1)
Insects:Green Veined White Butterfly (1) Flora: Common Scurvygrass..
Today... Friday 22nd August 2008. A very large feeding party of Twite (20-30) flying between Slate and Radio Mast, Greenfinch (3), Swallows (6 and local), Wood Pigeon (2), I am sure I heard a trace call from a Willow Warbler (1), Superb close ups of 2 Peregrines (one adult and one juvenile) at times the Juvenile was closing in on the adult and rollovers where seen. Also whilst watching the Peregrines I noticed there was at least four Kestrels in the bigger picture. Blue Tits (family party), Wren (2), Chaffinch (a family party), Raven (2 headed NE-SW), Magpie 2, A large party (80 approx) of mixed LBBG/Herring Gulls, Goldfinch (2).
Insects: Large White B (1), Meadow Brown B (1), Green Veined White B (8) - Flora: White Campion. (photo: White Campion - click on to enlarge)