Saturday, 3 September 2011

Tylers Common - Hobby

As i am not able to get out this weekend i managed an hour over at Tylers Common on Friday afternoon. In the lower wooded area between the common and Tylers Wood i seem to find more. Chiffchaff were abundant along with Green Woodpecker & Linnet.

I could see a large group of Swallows over by the farm in the far corner so headed to count them, usually about 70 and Friday was no execption with 67 being counted. In the field beyong i scanned for Yellow Wagtails, Wheatear & Whinchat but could only come up with Carrion Crow & Woodpigeon and a single Pied Wagtail.

Back on the Swallows as they had started making a noise and a Hobby took a very half hearted swoop on a couple then flew directly over head and off towards the M25.

I viewed up to Folkes Wood on the other side of the valley for the 3 Common Buzzard that are seen there but couldnt see them today.



Dave Mo (see Dave's own blog for more info) visited Tylers Common on Saturday and took the following shots of the Hobby which he has kindly sent me:

Picture (c) Dave Mo

Picture (c) Dave Mo

Picture (c) Dave Mo

Picture (c) Dave Mo

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