Friday, June 13, 2014

On The Cut!

Lots Of Sedge Warbler along the canal.
Out on the 'cut' (canal to non boaty peeps) for an extended stay on the Grand Union Canal and had an extremely pleasant cruise yesterday evening with the highlights Hobby, Roe Deer and Little Owl.

One of two Hare's opposite our current mooring!
The farmers are already gathering the hay and this is giving the opportunity to actually see things in the temporarily bare fields. Several Lapwings have taken advantage already with a small number on nests and both Grey Partridge and Red-legged Partridge were also noted. One or two Hare's are currently in the fields opposite our mooring and earlier I spotted the most yellowish Yellowhammer I've ever seen.

Juvenile Swallow enjoying the morning sunshine.
It certainly looks like our farmland birds are having a good year with plenty of Skylark, Linnet and Yellowhammer young around, plus a number of young Swallows were perched enjoying the early morning sun.