Now we're in April I decided it was time for my first visit to Harden Moor of the year where it was cloudy with a temperature of 9°C.I started off well seeing a couple of Oystercatchers in the changing landscape of the quarry area, soon after I saw a female Kestrel. Then in the distance I saw a male Kestrel, as I was watching the Oystercatchers there was a commotion as the male Kestrel flew to the female, I took a picture which tells the story of what happened next.
As I walked further the familiar sound of a returning Willow Warbler filled the air, one of two birds I saw, the first ones for me this year.A Stoat skulked past into the grass too quick for a picture but I did get a couple of a pair of Bullfinches which finished a successful first outing on Harden Moor.
|female & male Kestrel|
|singing Willow Warbler|