I can't go for long before I need to get out with my camera, the weather has been pant's with high winds and rain.
My bird of the week was to spot the returning Wheatear,
The wheatear is a small mainly ground-dwelling bird. It hops or runs on the ground. It is blue-grey above with black wings and white below with an orange flush to the breast. (LINK)
There were only horses braving the wind in the field, did manage to scare a flock of Redwing off.
The Grey Wagtail
The grey wagtail is more colourful than its name suggests with slate grey upper parts and distinctive lemon yellow under-tail. Its tail is noticeably longer than those of pied and yellow wagtails. They have gradually increased their range in the past 150 years and in the UK have expanded into the English lowlands from the northern and western uplands. They are badly affected by harsh winters, and because of recent moderate declines it is an Amber List species. (LINK)
This is a beautiful bird and should be called the Yellow Wagtail, I have seen a pair on the little stream that runs through the park many times but have been unable to get a photo. I was in luck to day as it was feeding on the muddy path away from the stream.
I love this place it's high up and open, which means the wind is always windy...!
It is very lovely here in the summer when the Heather is in full colour,
A place for Grouse to hide.
Finding it hard to even stand up I made my way back to the car, found a little path that led so some sheep grazing in one of the fields.
I love sheep they are so cute...
I might have taken a few photos !
but they are so cute !
What's that I here you say "more sheep !"
At home I had a nice surprise, a Sparrow Hawk landed on the garden fence.
bringing my bird count up to 61 for the year so far..