Sunday, 3 April 2016

Blackcaps & Swallows

Cloudy with some sunshine, 14°, light SE.

3 Blackcap (2m, 1f) in the garden today and the "f" is unringed so is a different one from the previous "f" that appeared earlier in the year. These UK wintering birds should move off later this month and head presumably north east to their breeding areas in Central Europe.

Other visitors today included: Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk as well as the usual regulars.

6 Swallow noted locally by the EastEnders today and presumed to be newly arrived local birds rather than birds passing through.

The Rookery is in full swing at the moment with 30+ nests and being hassled daily by Red Kite and Buzzard with the adult birds flying up and chasing off any potential predator.

A Comma butterfly in the garden.

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