First of all in the marshy area I saw reed buntings again. In the same area I also saw goldfinch, common whitethroat, a bluetit and overhead a kestrel (which was almost impossible to photograph as it was against the light).
Reed bunting in flight
Aggressive reed bunting
Common whitethroat in flight
Just as I was about to move on I caught sight of the whinchat. It’s not that rare but I was dead chuffed to see it. I stayed for a while but that was the only sighting.
I did a loop of Duchess Pond and saw more goldfinches, a green woodpecker and moorhens, coots and mallards.
Green woodpecker in flight
Coot putting its chick in place
There were also a few bedraggled butterflies.
4 responses to “12th August 2019 – Stoke Park Estate, Bristol”
Wow, those little birds flying are not easy to get right..You did it. Well done, some achievement.
Thanks Paula. Lots of fun trying. Lots of failures too.
Thanks Paula. I’m so lucky to have them on my doorstep in the city.