Saturday, 28 April 2012

Good numbers....

Was hoping for a swift but none to be had, a few Swallows bombing about. Freeman’s Pool very quiet with only a couple of Tufted Duck and Gadwall present. Track had a number of Linnets, up to half a dozen maybe, they were going back and forth which made a count difficult. A local Buzzard over trig point hill. " LRP on the Flood and a few Pied Wagtail. Common Whitethroat 1, Lesser Whitethroat at least 5, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler numerous, It might be just me but there does seem to be more Willow Warblers this spring. Blackcap, a pair near railway cutting. On the river 8 Eiders made good viewing as they came in very close. Ravens near pylons.


Pete Marsh said...

Willow Warbler - I said the same thing to the Hindburndale people today and I think it is due to the fact the females are not in in any numbers yet, so the males are in overdrive as regards singing and getting noticed

Jon Carter said...

Thanks Pete, will be interesting to see if they stick around. We can only guess what's happening in Freeman's Wood!