Bempton Cliffs.

Bempton Cliffs.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

** Late Post-Halling Common-2nd May 2013

I had a short walk down to Halling Common on Thursday 2nd May as time was short,due to other appointments. I came across many of the usual species that I would normally see, and then 2 species made there presence known, the first being a Nightingale, I love the sounds they  produce, and then a
Cuckoo which was calling for quite a while.
Two  other species showed themselves which was a Swallow over the cattle field, and as I was walking back up Marsh Road a Common Whitethroat made a appearance. Those 4 new species  has brought my Halling year list to 51

I saw 2 species of butterfly, the first being a Small White, and 2nd one is a first for my patch and that is a Small Tortoiseshell.

 
Approaching the top of Marsh Road a Starling   was perched on the telegraph wires, and the light was brilliant, clear blue sky so I took this shot of it, I can honestly say that I had to do very little to improve the picture.
 
The other species seen  on this day was: Moorhen,   Kestrel,   Buzzard,    B/H/Gull,   Common Gull,   L/B/B/Gull,   Herring Gull,     W/Pigeon,   C/Dove,   C/Crow,   Magpie,    Pheasant,  Green Woodpecker,   Great Tit,   Blue Tit,   Goldfinch,   Greenfinch,   Chaffinch,   H/Sparrow,     House Martins,    Starling,   Blackbird,   Song Thrush,   Wren.

4 comments:

  1. Done well with a Cuckoo Ken, not many around nowadays

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  2. Hopefully the butterflies will be a daily feature if the weather lets them stay on the wing.

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  3. Hi Ken thanks for your comments on our Blog,i do need afew lifers on our Uk list,slowly notching them up.
    Love your Blog great photography as always.
    keep them coming.
    John.

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  4. Ken ,
    For a short walk down to the Common , you returned with some really nice species .
    It's good to see the Sm. Tortoiseshell making a comeback , let's hope it continues .
    Very dapper Starling .

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