Monday, June 10, 2019

Over The Fields...

My apologies.. it's been 2 weeks since my last post.  I was all set to do a post last week when my mum was taken into hospital, thankfully nothing too serious and she should be out soon, possibly tomorrow.

We are lucky where we live, as we back onto farmland and I am able to walk the dog across the fields and onto the common land beyond.  Which is great for spotting some different wildlife to what we have visit the garden.  It's also great for capturing birds that are flying over too.

Skylarks are in decline and are on the UK Conservation Status as RED.  I am really lucky as there are several on the fields where I walk and it is a great joy to have their beautiful song with me when I walk.. I can often be seen standing in the fields looking upwards, watching and listening to their display flights.. in fact I'm can often be seen in the fields looking and listening to everything.. much to my dog's annoyance.. haha.

Other birds on the RED list that I see often on my walks are the Yellowhammer and Linnet.. in fact there is a large flock of Linnets which is wonderful to see.  The Fieldfare is another bird on the RED list but they can often been seen here when they migrate to the UK for the Winter months.  Both the Song Thrush and Mistle Thrush are on the RED list.. I can spot the odd one in the fields as well as in my garden but they are definitely not as common here as they once were.

I'll leave you with some photos of some of the birds, etc that I have seen over the past few months on the dog walk.


Swans

Swallow - so pleased to capture one in flight

House Martin

Crow

Great Spotted Woodpeck

Bumble Bee - I have yet to learn the names of different ones

Tortoiseshell Butterfly 

Bumble Bee

Canada Geese

Fieldfares

Song Thrush

Flock of Linnets

Female Linnet
Male Linnet


Female & Male Linnet

Female & Male Mallard Ducks

Hare
Male Pheasant 


Yellowhammer

Skylark in display flight

Skylark

Skylark

Mistle Thrush

Common Whitethroat

Common Whitethroat

Pair of Buzzards

Rabbit








6 comments:

  1. What a lovely place to live and a great selection of birds. I'm lucky enough to have discovered Skylarks on patch and can occasionally hear them singing from work. They're great photos :)

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    1. Thank you Pam.. yes we love it here. Pleased to hear you get to listen to the skylark sometimes.

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  2. Hello, beautiful variety of birds. I love the swans in flight. Pretty butterflies. I hope your Mom is doing well. Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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    1. Hi Eileen.. Yes my mum is doing well, thank you.. my brother got her from the hospital this afternoon and she is now settled back at home. Hope you have a lovely rest of the week too.

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  3. Brilliant showing Julie, you took them wonderfully.

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