Thursday, October 18, 2012

Worlaby Carrs.......

Male Migrant Hawker.

Male Migrant Hawker.

Male Migrant Hawker.
With the morning free today,i decided to have a look at Worlaby,walking from the village to the river and back.On arrival at the patch,the weather was overcast,but things slowly improved.No real surprises were seen today,but the best consisted of my first Fieldfares of the autumn and a hunting Peregrine at the river.The Fieldfares contained 2 flocks of 13 and 6 respectively,with both groups eventually heading west after filling up on hawthorn berries.This species is usually recorded in some good numbers down the Carrs,so i look forward to more of their 'Chacking' calls overhead in the coming months.The Perg,a Juv male,put on a fine performance chasing the local Wood Pigs between the railway crossing and the river,making several attempts at catching one,but he was unsuccessful while i watched,but it made for superb viewing as this powerfull Falcon showed his aerial prowess.Other highlights saw a cracking Kingfisher watched perched along the small drainage dyke alongside the soak drain and later along the soak drain itself,giving some nice views.Overhead,at least 6 Common Buzzard were seen,53 Pink's flew south and 15 Lesser Redpoll flew over near to the village and a male Marsh Harrier hunted the pasture field.Commoner fare included 1 Treecreeper,2 female Bullfinch,150 Goldfinch and at least 50 Skylark.Insect highlights today consisted of 3 Migrant Hawker and a single Common Darter.A nice walk along the patch.

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