Rutland 26 July
How times have changes (as they say). Day out with Mrs G and Don Egan. We had a Red Kite being mobbed just north of Rutland and good views of 2 or 3 Osprey. Osprey and Red Kite in middle England. When I remember how far we had to travel to see both species on breeding grounds (W Wales and N Scotland)…. We saw 2 Osprey together overhead and later from one of the hides one, hovered, dived and came up with this rather long looking fish. It must be almost as long as the body length of the Osprey. A pike? or monster long Trout?
Walking around I heard at least 3 ‘swee-oo’ calling Chiffchaffs. To my ear this adult seemed to just call a more monosyllabic ’swee’ but its clearly disyllabic on the sonagram. For me at least recording sonagrams remains essential to accurate portrayal of what is being recorded. Same bird later gave normal Chiffchaff song.