Sunday, September 21, 2008

Beeston

Kestrel
Kestrel

Meadow Pipit

We went to Del and John's ringing session at Beeston this morning. There were a few nets around the garden and a 'pipit box' out in a stubble field - a triangle of nets with a tape lure in the middle. It succeeded in attracting Meadow Pipits but also a Kestrel which dived helpfully into the nets. It was a bit grumpy and stuck a talon into Del's finger.

Elsewhere around the farm it was great to see hedges bursting with fruit and buzzing with insects.

Small Tortoiseshell
Small Tortoiseshell

Hedgerow berries
Hedge full of berries

photos taken with Canon EOS 30D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM