Thursday, 6 May 2021

Busy at Bonby

 It was a bright and sunny morning as I drove down Carr Lane at Bonby full of anticipation as I knew that there were quite a few wheatears and yellow wagtails around.  It was a cold morning, though, at only 4C and there had been an early frost.  As always I revelled in the silence and remoteness of the place, it is really special.  I was fascinated to notice this morning that the Carrs really do stand out from the top road.  More or less the first bird I saw to photograph was a stunning male yellow wagtail, closely followed by a wheatear.  I saw quite a few wheathears but all were females.  Down by the river I found a very confiding sedge warbler which allowed me within feet of it but it still skulked in the undergrowth.  A whitethroat was very vocal down here too.  I enjoyed watching a trio of brown hares courting and then mating.  I'm not sure if it was two males and a female or the other way round.  Sadly they were too distant for photography.

  • Yellowhammer 
  • Meadow pipit
  • Shelduck
  • Crow
  • Pheasant
  • Yellow Wagtail
  • Wheatear
  • Reed Bunting
  • Swan
  • Mallard
  • Swallow
  • Buzzard
  • Whitethroat
  • Sedge Warbler
  • Goldfinch
  • Linnet
  • Sparrowhawk
  • Lapwing
  • Skylark
  • Swift
  • Kestrel
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Linnet with nesting material
Male Linnet
Meadow Pipit
Sedge Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail

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