Monday, 2 May 2011

Windy enough for a Kite

Had a quiet day today, basically the garden and a short walk. Though sunny it was rather windy and that kept much stuff out of sight. There are now probably a dozen Bee-flies in the garden though the Tawny Mining Bees have not been seen for a while. The poor inexperienced pair of Blackbird have failed and she has now deserted her nest though he was still singing this morning.
A short walk produced very little except one good bird, a Red Kite. It was seen over the trees some distance away but performing a superb ariel display in the wind. I managed to get a couple of shots before it drifted off. It was the first Red Kite I've had at Waldridge this year.

Red Kite in the wind
A nice, rather male Pied Wagtail was singing nearby as I made my way home.

Pied Wagtail
Managed to add 2 more flowering plants today, Japanese Rose that's suckering everywhere these days, and a Bay Willow, now the big one in the South Burn Woods seems to be nearly dead  and doesn't look like it's going to flower this year.

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