Monday, March 10, 2014

This afternoon I took a wander around the village, as it was such a nice day. Birds were singing and showing fine breeding fettle everywhere, and the migration seems to have started.

The first singing Chiffchaffs of the year were in the Village wood with 2-3 birds present, equalling my earliest record.

Nearby, a Long tailed Tit was collecting cobwebs for its nest. Wildfowl were on the move too, with 80+ Pinkfeet, 100+ Barnacle Geese and 16 Whooper Swans all heading for northern climes. A pair of Grey Partridge were calling and chasing around the back field.

Long tailed Tit with cobweb.

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