Drawings, sketches and paintings of wildlife encountered on travels locally and further afield.
Saturday, 28 April 2012
Thanks to Rob Hoare posting his observations of a fall of Wheatear yesterday (Cliftongrovebirds.co.uk) I was at Barton-in-fabis at 6am and managed to find at least 4 Wheatears on the ploughed field. 3 males and a pale female. There was a cold, numbing wind blowing down the moor and the birds sheltered behind clumps of soil out of the wind. Also on this field while I was there were Skylark, Linnet and a pair of Red-legged Partridges. Also noteable was a reeling Grasshopper Warbler coming from Branshill pool area.