21 Jan 21

Magazine Source

MRA

Magazine Author

Martin Adlam

Magazine Date
21-01-21
Magazine Article
Lower Horse Paddock, Broadcroft Quarry Lane and Broadcroft Butterfly Reserve

Another grey miserable day, but at least the rain eased off for a late afternoon walk around the "block".

Just the one Stonechat in the Lower Horse paddock. I'm not sure where the female was, if indeed she is still around.

What were also missing were the 2 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, Meadow Pipits and the 2 Pied Wagtails. It was a fairly late walk, so perhaps they were at their respective roosts.

Here are a few images from this afternoon:

This male Stonechat was on the builders fence at the southern end of the Lower Horse paddock.

This Blue Tit allowed me to get within a few feet of it and posed nicely with a bit of fill-in flash.

A very distant shot of one of the resident Buzzards. This one is sat on one of the gas vents in the landfill site.

The Primroses look stunning in Broadcroft Quarry Butterfly Reserve.

Winter Heliotrope, Petasites fragrans

This one very muddy dog. Go Ted go.

Birds Recorded: 1 Buzzard, Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, Dunnock, Robin, 1 Stonechat, Blackbird,
Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, 3 Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch and Goldfinch

Ships Today
(Unfortunately it wasn't the best of light conditions to photograph the follow ships)

This is the British Cargo ship "Kate C" on its way from Tereuzen (Holland) to Ceuta (Spain). More on this vessel Here.

This is the Passenger Ship "Ventura" flying the flag of Bermuda. It is on its way from Torbay to an unknown destination. More on this vessel Here.

This is the British Auxiliary Ship "RFA Tidespring" way out in the English Channel. More on this vessel Here.

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On this day..........
2020
Today's Sightings Here

2019
Today's Sightings Here.

2018
Today' Sightings Here.