Sunday, 20 November 2016

Claremount Hill



               Didn't fancy getting out today with the bad weather
               until I heard honking swans and looked out of the
               window and seen 4 Whoopers flying over, so with
               my spirit brightened decided to have a walk around
               my local area until the football on the tele started, first
               birds were 5 Blackbirds on Claremount Hill also known
               as Pepper Hill then up onto the track to scour the farm
               fields which were full of Gulls, Crows, Jackdaws & Rooks,
               further on were Robins, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Goldcrest and 3
               Grey Partridge and a Pied Wagtail with which I
               had to seek the expert knowledge of Brian S. and Dave S.
               as I thought it might be a Yellow Wagtail with it having a
               yellowish face, but it seems it's a winter plumage on a few.
               Then back to the house to watch my team get beat 2-0.
               1 Wren was also seen and a report of 2 Stonechats from BS
                at Soil Hill.

       
























4 comments:

  1. Good wag shots Dave that you rang about. Some females such as yours tend to show yellowing to the face in winter plumage.

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  2. Thanks for your help Brian, its face actually looked more yellow in the flesh and a bit of wishful thinking that it was a young Yellow Wagtail.

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  3. Nice to get a Grey Partridge photo Dave - they are not easy to come by.
    Keep Snapping!!

    John

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