|Saturday February 19th 2011|
Sunday was constant rain and Monday was a bit of a wash out too. Tuesday was misty again, but the snow had gone and the rain stayed off. It was my last day at home and I wanted to put some of the local farmland public footpaths to good use.
I walked for about 4 hours without once meeting another human soul - not that I'm a complete anti social but that's how I like my walks - people-less.
On one of my many hedge stops I noticed a House Sparrow which didn't look quite right, hoping for the brown crown and black cheek mark, I was indeed looking at my first Tree Sparrow, finally. It only stayed for about 40 seconds.
|Tree Sparrow - my first ever sighting of one, quite a treat.|
|Red Kite perched on branch over farmhouse|
|cropped of last image - Red Kite|
There were 4 Red Kites, only the one above had an orange tag (yorkshire) with 21 on the left wing. At the bottom of the tag I can't see another coloured bar so I'm assuming it's a 2005 tagged bird.
|2005 tagged Yorkshire '21'. 6 years old.|
|Stock Dove - my first ever.|
|Red Kite being watched over by Jackdaws|
|See how close the Jackdaw gets to the Red Kite, they just seemed to jump in closer and closer, the Red Kite just ignored them.|
|Red Kite calling goodbye (or so I'd like to think).|