Monday 27 April 2009

Sun, Sea & Sex

After the murk of the last couple of days it was nice to wake to clear blue skies and brilliant sunshine. An easterly wind raised hopes of new migrants, but for the best part of 90 minutes there wasn't a migrant in sight. It wasn't until i got to the small conifer plantation things livened up, a Chiffchaff and a singing Willow Warbler was followed by 2 Mealy Redpolls all very flighty and showing only briefly.

A message of an unidentified locustella at Skaw plantation raised hopes but apart from 3 Chiffchaffs, a male Blackcap and a female Brambling we could not find the mystery warbler.
10 House Sparrows in the garden this afternoon constituted the highest count, and with the actions of a few randy pairs that number will soon be increasing.

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