A couple of local walks recently, firstly checking up on the Peregrines on All Saints Church. Both male and female have been regularly seen on the tower and on the 21st, the female, Flo was sitting up giving some great views. Born on Salisbury Cathedral, she seems to have made Hertford her new home.
Next, on to Park Mead with brief views of a Water Rail. Meadow Pipit numbers are starting to increase and I managed a couple of shots.
Stonechats have also started to move down from their moorland strongholds for the Winter and the Meads usually holds 3 or 4 pairs. The female was quite wary.
But the male afforded much closer views.
He then caught a very hairy caterpillar, and had great difficulty dealing with it!
As the light was starting to get worse, time to try some different shots.
Fantastic to see such a wealth of wildlife, 20 minutes walk from home!