A site first and another Pheasant surprise…

This morning I found a bird species which I have never recorded in our area but have been expecting it for a number of year now. I saw a Stonechat Saxicola torquata sat on a house roof! it stayed there resting for a good couple of minutes before flying off to the west…an excellent start to the day.

I have not seen my friend the male Pheasant (with the damage tail) since the 1st of March. However, on Sunday 8/3 I was driving just outside our recording area when I saw another male Pheasant…with an undamaged tail…All very strange!

Noticed all so on Sunday at least 6 Meadow Pipits returning north to their breeding grounds over Caldene fields.

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