Sunday, 28 August 2011

Egyptian Geese at rest. Attenborough. Their strange rasping call seems out of place here.
2 Foxes in playful mood on the large island on Clifton Pit. They must have crossed along the stoney spit as the water level is very low. They were objects of intense curiosity by the local wildfowl.
Looking across the Trent, one hedgerow was alive with birds and Rabbits. 2 Little Owls sat on fence posts in the sun while further along a Red-legged Partridge appeared with a brood of young chicks as Swallows skimmed and Yellow Wagtails flitted.
Returning to the car I noticed movement in some Elders and found it alive with Warblers : Blackcaps, Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats, Sedge and Reed Warblers, Chiff-chaffs and other passerines. They were on the move and soon flew out of sight.

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