There have been good high tides again this month, so there were spells in the estuary hide watching the tide bring in lovely coloured Black Tailed Godwits, Oystercatchers, Redshanks, Lapwings and Shelducks.
Well, spring migration is certainly well under way now – walking by the Tay in Perth we’ve now seen Willow, Sedge and Grasshopper Warblers, Whitethroat, Blackcap and Chiffchaff.
This dry spell has meant our pond in the woodland has been popular with Jays, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and a Stock Dove visiting as well as the regular Great Spotted Woodpeckers.
Our local Hawfinches are usually only seen in the treetops, but the recent dry weather has meant they have been attracted to puddles to drink, so a photo opportunity was available as you can see. The male is carrying fine rootlets for the completion of the nest. Photographing Hawfinches locally is a bit of a Holy Grail so it is not easy to say how joyful it has been to get a result after so long trying.