Saturday, 7 June 2014

May has passed and the patch list is the lowest for this time of year that I've had since I started recording.
I did have some good news when, on the 23rd, I found a Turtle Dove(95) and not one but two Nightingales(96) singing in suitable habitat whilst out checking the local Barn Owls for activity around the nest box.There seem to be fledglings all over the patch with the first Blackcaps found on the 26th.
Blackcap fledgling
Interestingly I found two Lesser Whitethroats singing in the same area yesterday evening, not a species that often stays around the patch to breed.The local Cuckoos seem to be hanging around the lake a lot so I'm hoping I may get a fledgling to photograph quite soon.
With little chance to take any pictures on the patch I've attached a few more pictures from Rhodes;-
Crested Lark
Lesser Kestrel
Red rumped Swallow