Well some signs of spring in the air for our exercise walk today, not many mind but some, the first was a couple of Snow Drops in our garden which was good but looks like the Crocus in the front lawn have finally given up the ghost
|The first Snowdrop!! Hurrah!!|
|Goldcrest (nearly slipped over twice trying to get pics of the bugger!!😌)|
|Kestrel on a post|
As we past the Turkey farm I noticed a large amount of Thrushes running around on the deck, we changed our route and followed the path through the farm, at this point another another Grey Wagtail flew over calling but landed to far away for pics, concentrating on the Thrushes turned out to be pretty frustrating the light was awful and they were pretty flighty, mostly Fieldfares and a few Redwings we were surrounded by them as we walked through the farm to the Herring Stream and followed it back to the lane but pics were at a premium. The flock of the Thrushes and Starlings in this area must be a couple of hundred birds, but difficult to capture it with the camera😢
|Some sort of Fungus|
So back on the lane we head back towards Hurst the Kestrel puts in another appearance, we soon become aware she's not alone, a bit of interaction with a Male ,not sure if it's flirting or war to be honest but they have a bit of a tussle, before the Male gives us a nice close flyby and even does a bit of a hover but in exactly the wrong place for the light, pretty much a silhouette but I've lightened the pics to see some detail!
|Showing off for the lady perhaps!💗|
|Gives up and gives us a flyby|
|Nice and Close but light's nasty!|
|Just passing through|
|Hovering in exactly the wrong place!|
|Still in the wrong place|
The Kestrel disappeared and we continued down the lane, Margie took a pic of a Robin, far fewer Robins, Blackbirds, Dunnocks etc in the hedgerows this week not sure why!