Tuesday, 25 April 2017

First Damselfly of the year and some hot Marsh Harrier action!

Tuesday is Brian's Ranger Day at the Fen, so I generally try to meet him for a walk round: despite the icy wind and threatening clouds, today was no exception.

The only obvious new migrants were hordes of Swallows, House and Sand Martins and the usual warblers. To be honest, very little came in range for a photo, although several beautifully-coloured male Marsh Harriers flew close by Fen Hide. Other birds included distant Cuckoo and Kingfisher, while the woods held a splendid carpet of Bluebells.

The first Odonata of the year were, predictably, several Large Red Damselflies: no sign of any Hairies yet!

Back home a smart Jackdaw has begun visiting the feeders regularly and Linda's Trailcam revealed that a large Hedgehog is back on nocturnal patrol: most welcome!

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