30 April, 2015 13:41

30th April 2015
Had a walk around Gillies yesterday and in spite of the bitter wind there were plenty of warblers, especially willow and chiffchaff. One whitethroat singing up in the scrubby area and eventually found a lesser whitethroat up beyond the picnic table, sensibly in the lee of the bushes and singing well. Had an amazing view of sparrowhawks down in the wooded area. First a female, sitting preening in one of the willows. Then, to my surprise, a male flew in and perched next to her for a few moments before flying off again. I wondered if he had brought a gift of food – their feet were hidden by branches and I don’t know if sparrowhawks do that. You never know what you will see!
Jenny England