Sunday, 13 April 2008

Hadnall - A Grand Start

After two evenings travelling to talks and then a long Saturday Alpine show, this was going to be a quiet day at home. A phone call from Mike Stokes at 7.30 changed all that - "Grey Partridge showing well near Hadnall, looks worth a photograph?" I succumbed, it was off to join Mike, Rob and RV.....

Of course, by the time I got there, it wasn't exactly showing well but it was a year tick! A nice pair too......








And another one was to follow!! Corn Bunting and Willow Warbler (aleady got) were both singing nearby and noted as we homed in on the TSB lad's quarry - Ring Ouzel!! The walk down Painsbrook Lane certainly paid dividends as the Rouzel flew onto a fence post and then dropped into the ploughed field ahead of us.






Rich V then picked up another migrant just a couple of feet away - a cracking male Redstart! Year tick number two!







Realising, they were never going to pose for me, it was off to Venus Pool.....

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