27th April 2017

The first Hobby of the year made a couple of swift appearances over the Harholt Plantation, where a Red Kite and a Lesser Black-backed Gull drifted overhead and a Willow Warbler was singing. Over in the CF sector, there was little out of the ordinary going on but of note were three Swallows hawking, four Mallards over the edge of the recording area and one of the local Little Owls giving a brief call.
Hobby over the Harholt Plantation
Treecreeper caught for ringing at the Harholt Plantation
Bullfinches caught for ringing at the Harholt Plantation
Red Kite (2cy, in primary moult) over the Harholt Plantation
Skylark singing in Broadfield
♂ Yellowhammer near Reads Rest Cottages
♂ Greenfinch foraging by Canons Lane
David Campbell (photos 1 and 3-7) Ian Pratley and Mark Stanley (photo 2)