Monday, 15 April 2013

Mellow Yellow

Monday 15 April 2013
and at last the migrants have arrived ! Temperatures rising to 20 degrees over the last couple of days have yielded an influx of migrants, and my first Swallow and House Martin of the year on saturday (13th). Still no Chiffchaff for me, until today and a Redstart to kick of the spring/summery feel. But the main event was some twenty Yellow Wagtails on Deepdale Marsh after work. People had been coming into the shop saying there were plenty about on the coast and an influx of Ring Ouzels. Sadly I didn't see any of the latter but did have time to photograph these fantastic Yellow Wagtails in the late afternoon sunshine which darted in and out of the clouds.

 This Pied Wagtail obviously got the hump with me concentrating on the Yellow Wags so approached ridiculously close and demanded a photograph.
Then a good way off in a rushy pool sat a couple of snoozing Garganey, not moving at all and certainly not coming any closer - this a heavily cropped pic.
Time to head home and the Hares were out in force, but I had an appointment with Tom's den in the garden ( major repairs) so couldn't stop other than to grab a quick snap.
and on arrival at home ...... it had happened.... Piers was in the pond ! Quickly out when he saw me though. Added Lesser Redpoll to the garden list.

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