Tuesday, 27 April 2010

A good spring for the birds so far

I like the way our Wren closes its eyes when trying hard to hit the high notes!

Song Thrush - largely secretive in the garden to avoid the bully' garden Blackbirds

Walking along the village footpaths this afternoon, revealed plenty of summer migrants in song . Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Nightingale, Swallow and House Martin are all present and correct for the time of year. Just waiting for the first summer Hobby and Swifts now! We noted our local Buzzards are firmly holding territory over there favourite wood - but will they nest?

In the garden, Robin and Blackbird are feeding hidden young in the borders and Wren and Song Thrush were very vocal with there intentions this morning to. Goldfinch, Chaffinch and Greenfinch are nest building and Blue Tits and Great Tits are brooding in the boxes. Its all lovely - but, we are wary of a pair of Carrion Crows who have taken residence of an old Magpies nest in the big spruce in the front garden.

1 comment:

Clare Gillatt said...

Fabulous Wren shots - we have plenty of Swifts at Bagmoor and first one over the house today.