Thursday, 2 August 2018

Boulter's Lock and Savill Gardens: Ring-necked Parakeets and a Honey Buzzard

Our final day in Maidenhead started with a walk along the Thames at Boulter's Lock: usual Red Kites and Buzzards, but the most interesting birds were a family group of Ring-necked Parakeets eating 'conkers' high up in a Horse Chestnut tree.

A drive to Savill Gardens (near Windsor) added more RNPs to the trip list, as well as Nuthatch and - best of all - a super Honey Buzzard that drifted over the tree tops at Virginia Water.

Earlier, Mum-in-Law's tiny garden hosted seven species of bird, including juvenile Song Thrushes.







2 comments:

John said...

Wow David! Great pic of the HB, congrats!

David said...

Cheers, John!
Best view I've had since the 'good old days' at Swanton Novers!
Taken through my brother-in-law's car window!