|Roe Deer Stow Bedon 01/08/14|
When searching for passage wading birds it is always worth checking muck heaps, at these habitats liquid seepage will attract midges which will in turn see waders turn up to feed.
Whilst overviewing the wader staging post, this Roe Deer wandered by. I was able to take this shot through a gap in a hedge, it is clear from the picture that the Deer is alert and probably aware of my presence.
Further along the route on Stowlay Lane I found a couple of Elders within a hedge line which looked worth watching, after a short while, a single Whitethroat fly out of the hedge.
On my return walk along Mere Road I decided to sit and watch a lovely patch of Bramble and Blackthorn where I saw a couple of Whitehroats yesterday. I did here a calling Whitethroat to my left, however, the main interest in the habitat I was watching was a pair of Yellowhammers, one of which was carrying inest prey for young.
Whilst watching suitable Warbler habitat, I heard calling Buzzard, I then located 3 Buzzards high drifting south, shortly after this, a single Hobby was also seen high.
Returning to my start point, several House Martins and Swallows were seen around Church Farm...perhaps the Hobby was watching the Hirundines.