20 Aug 2012

Not much birding....

Not much birding recently due to the arrival from Australia for a three weeks stay of my daughter, son-in-law and our 7 month old Granddaughter  - she is absolutely adorable and its going to be very hard waving them goodbye at the end of the month.

A few local walks pushing the baby with the camera slung underneath hasn't produced much but the warmer weather has meant more insects which has been keeping the local hirundines happy

Hobby's have seemingly bred nearby as the large number of hawking hirundines attracted the attention of a juvenile.

A trip to Somerset to see the Great Grandparents enabled me to catch up with the four long staying White Storks just down the road as well as Cirl Buntings just across the border in Devon.A  fishing trip into Lyme Bay was enlivened by Balearic Shearwater and Storm Petrel even if we struggled to catch enough mackerel for tea!

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