A walk back from town today, my first for quite a while had me watching good numbers of chiffchaff but little else along the borders of East Wood. However, in the distance, I could hear juvenile hobbies calling. Last year they were to be found on the pylons between East Wood and Stocking Wood, the same again this year. They are so high up that photos were extreme, as can be seen here.
|1st view on fully extended 400mm lens|
|Closely cropped: who's watching me?|
|Not only was the distance poor, the light wasn't good either!|
|Two juveniles together|
|Juvenile, showing pale yellow, not red around the legs|
Ruddy and common daters by the River Ash and a migrant hawker near Muggins. Only butterflies were large whites along hedgerows and speckled woods in Millennium Wood.
Lovely walk and great to be out in the parish again.
|Distant East Wood chiffchaff|