Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Migrants

Garden ticks are coming thick and fast at the moment. This morning, while I was labouring on the vegetable plot (again), a male Whitethroat came and sang briefly in the ash tree.

And this evening, while I was planting pansies in the flowerbed, a Hobby swooped into our airspace in pursuit of some of 'our' Swallows! I think it was put off when it spotted us standing there watching, but before it departed southwards, we heard the 'whoosh' of its wings swiping through the air. Fantastic!

My money's on Yellow Wagtail to be the next addition to the list.