Just yesterday I saw this Little Owl perched on an old farm building. At first it looked like a piece of wood but when it turned to face me, it was clearly an owl. I took a couple of photos of the Owl before it flew away and they a below this text.
Today I visited Avalon Marshes in North Somerset, more specifically the Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve. Upon entry there was a great variety of birdsong, from the Booming of the Bittern to the unusual song of the Cuckoo. The reserve used to be an industrious wasteland for peat harvesting. After the peat was gone, theContinue reading “Avalon Marshes Birdwatching”
Mute Swans are one of the heaviest flying birds in the world and the only resident species of swan in the UK. In flight they produce a throbbing “wing music”. Their name comes from the fact that they are quieter than the migrant swan species but can still hiss and trumpet weakly. The largest Cobbs(males)Continue reading “Mute Swan Family(video)”
Over the past days I have witnessed many young birds out of the nest. There are garden birds of all sorts, most of which are still not conscious of the danger that surrounds them. On one occasion I was close enough to touch one of the birds. Up in the sky there are birds ofContinue reading “Fledglings”
It has a while since I last mentioned the local Cygnets. They have become noticeably larger than when they hatched. Since they hatched only one Cygnet has gone missing, which isn’t so bad as this is the time of their lives when they are the most vulnerable.
The Buzzard is England’s largest breeding bird of prey, although White-Tailed Eagles introduced on the Isle of Wight could soon take over. With a wingspan of up to 1.4 metres, the Buzzard is an easy bird to spot all over Britain. They can have pale plumage to a dark brown plumage.
It’s the time of year when Cygnets can be be seen over much of England. If you can leave the house for a walk, then it could be interesting to check your local park or lake for Mute Swan Cygnets and nests.
Not long ago Raven fledglings left the nest now they are flying and slowly learning to hunt for themselves. It is impressive to see one of the largest passerine birds in the world flying across the British countryside or hearing their croaking across a field.
Over the past few days a has taken interest in an an old barn and is often seen going in and out of the holes. The Kestrel was likely attracted to the area when some fields were being harvested and the rodents that were once hidden under a foot of grass were now visible.