Monday, 4 June 2012

St Ippollitts circular walk

We completed our circular walk from our house to St Ippollitts and back in just over two hours this morning - it took longer than usual as there was a lot to see. During the first part of our walk we saw two Yellowhammer and about 10 Skylarks calling and hovering low over our heads. It was great to see them in such good numbers. There was a large flock of small birds (mostly Linnets with a few Greenfinches, Goldfinches and Yellowhammers) flying about as we approached St Ippollitts. The scenary was quite spectacular with the low dark clouds (see photo below) and it was made even more stunning when a group of at least 25 House Martins flew over. The best photographic opportunity came as we returned to Hitchin - a few Linnets were showing really well next to the houses on Priory Way. Other highlights include Jay, Great-Spotted Woodpecker, a baby Blue Tit and a few Swallows, Swifts and Buzzards.

St Ippollitts

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