Saturday, 5 May 2012

Fledgling Nuthatch at Birchett wood

Getting use to the rain, a Nuthatch fledgling at Birchett wood this morning.

At Birchett wood this morning, Nightingales continue to out-sing and out-number other woodland summer visitors other than Chiffchaffs. At the Northern end of the wood  6 + Nightingales were singing but just 2 Willow warblers could be heard. Blackcaps and Garden warblers are still thinly distributed through out the woods, but the numbers coming through on the coast can only mean a lot more birds will soon be arriving. A Cuckoo was present this morning too.

Whilst, the cold wet weather may have delayed the breeding season for our summer visitors, our residents birds seem to be having no such problems,  as Long-tailed Tits and Nuthatches could both be seen with fledglings in tow today. At home, 14 Swallows fed low and very close to the horses in the pasture behind the garden.

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