Sunday, 4 March 2012

Hidden Mandarin

Hidden Mandarin by julian sawyer
Hidden Mandarin, a photo by julian sawyer on Flickr.

I have only seen Mandarins on ornamental ponds before and was more then a little suprised to stumble across this one near a lake with plenty of overhanging trees and bushes.
Not really a bird I know much about, which is apparent when you read the RSPB website and it says '(The Mandarin) Likes lakes with plenty of overhanging trees and bushes'...

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Time for the Kestrel

We are lucky here on the Isle of Purbeck to have a regular breeding pair of Kestrels and this year triplets have fledged and are learning th...