Saturday, 2 May 2020

Lockdown Birding: Tilmire

Cycled four miles to the Tilmire SSSI and had a walk round in the morning sunshine. A Roebuck peered at me from a wheat field.

No sign of yesterday's Osprey, but plenty of migrants about including Common Terns over Poole Bridge fishing lakes, several Swifts, a Wheatear in the field on the east side. Also, a pair of Stonechats. Lots of other cool stuff around, including lots of Green Longhorns (moths) dancing on the edge of Oak and Ash trees, Orange-tips and plenty of spring flowers.

Green Longhorns dancing.

This afternoon, I have done a fair bit of Skywatching from the house. I have seen a smart Hobby a couple of times, plus Swifts, House Martins and Swallows. No Ospreys for me yet!

Hobby with Sparrowhawk

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