Monday, 21 March 2016

Signs of Spring

Overcast with occasional sunny spells, 8°, light N.

Still a bit chilly in the wind on the hill, however a single Small Tortoiseshell briefly during one of the sunny periods.

Approx. 50 Meadow Pipit flew north in several small flocks and 10 Corn Bunting back on the hill with at least 3 in song and 8 Yellowhammer and 20+ Pied Wagtail in the vicinity.

A flock of c200 Black-headed Gull and 7 Common Gull on one of the recently worked fields.

Around 500 Fieldfare, 100 Redwing and 400 Starling in scattered flocks around the hill.

At least 1 Nuthatch still visiting the garden and a pair of Blue Tit carrying nesting material to a nest box.

EastEnder reporting Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock in the garden along with 14 Slow-Worm today.

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