Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Peregrine, Colne Point, 25/09/12
There is often an adult Peregrine sat in this particular field and I wasn't disappointed today. It was fluffed up and preening, enjoying the autumn sun, but keeping an eye on the passing Wood Pigeons. I settled down to sketch, but after a few minute I looked up and it had gone.
A good day of visible migration with swallows streaming through and small groups os Siskins passing over. This Hobby gave good views as it perched on a post inbetween catching some of the numerous Common Darters and Migrant Hawkers that swarmed along the sheltered, sunny side of the hedge.
Low tide is the best time to see Greenshank in the creek, they race along in the shallows with bills open snapping up any small prey. The adults are already in their pale winter plumage, whereas the young birds are still in the neat, spot edged , darker juvenile plumage.