Thursday 8 June 2017

Another Hobby (or 2)

Despite many hours searching between BHM & Colyford Common, I failed to see the Red-backed Shrike which was reported on the 5th. Most interesting things seen in the heavy rain was a Slow Worm and a family of Weasels; surprisingly these were the first Weasels I've seen here (seen lots of Stoats, Mink and a few Polecats).

On 6th June I had 1 (likely 2) Hobby over the field South of BHM. I only saw the rear profile of the 2nd bird so couldn't be 100% sure it was a Hobby but it probably was; a decent number of them through here this Spring. A long way off but here is a snap of it:

On 7th June there were 18 Black-tailed Godwits on BHM in the evening and they were still there today.


  1. Nice shot, still haven't seen a hobby :(

    1. Thanks Darran. You will get one at some point! Try Somerset Levels if you get a chance to travel up.