Monday, 10 June 2013

Yellow Wagtails and a Turtle Dove

Cloudy, 14º, light winds

For the past few weeks I have been trying to track down breeding pairs of Yellow Wagtail and so far have found seven, possibly eight pairs in the parish.
Providing all the pairs breed successfully this would be a good number for the area and I will continue to monitor them.

All pairs are in very similar habitat of cereal crops and one pair so far seen carrying food suggesting young present.
Have been visiting Lollingdon hill on a daily basis for at least an hour on each occasion but it has been rather quiet, the only birds of note were a Kestrel present and a rarity of a Turtle Dove that flew north over the hill today.

Young Goldfinch and Greenfinch now visiting the garden and four Stock Dove (2ad, 2juv) visiting often and a young Blackbird being fed today.

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