Wildlife!

It’s getting to the time of year when the wildlife is getting more active and there are certainly plenty of signs of birds pairing or squabbling for territories, the Rooks are already nesting.

Some mornings have been grey and not very interesting for landscapes so I’ve turned my camera on the Hedgerows. Not brilliant photos but just a record of some of my sightings.

Great Tit
Great Tit

Jay
Jay

There have been many Fieldfares and Redwings in the fields around the village, very striking birds to look at. They have come from the cold eastern countries to the relative warmth of England.

Fieldfares in tree
Fieldfares in tree near Bere Marsh
Fieldfares
Fieldfares

The Trailway is always a good place to spot birds as there are plenty of trees and bushes for them to rest and protect them. The Goldfinches are enjoying the Burdock seed heads.

Goldfinches
Goldfinches
Kestrel
Kestrel
Song Thrush
Song Thrush

I was lucky to see the Barn Owl hunting one morning a little dark to take pictures but I managed to take a picture of him sat on a post by the Barn. He then disappeared up the Trailway and when I went under the old railway arch the Owl appeared again and flew towards me coming very close, I just enjoyed watching him as he turned away from me rather then try and take a picture, it was very special.

Barn Owl
Barn Owl

Looking out of our window at home we saw a Heron land on the roof of a house opposite us, I quickly grabbed my camera and got an image of him as he was pond spotting from a height, he soon moved on again when he couldn’t find anything to raid!

Grey Heron
Grey Heron

We were so pleased to see the Hedgehog after the snow and we think there may be more than one coming to feed now as we noticed what we thought was a much bigger one feeding.

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