Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Starting Over

The classes started again yesterday, and immediately the changes from last time were apparent - singing Blackcaps, Willow Warblers, and Chiffchaffs, which weren't even in the UK last time we had a class. There were plenty of resident birds too, with titmice roaming all over the place - and eventually Marsh Tits showed really well. We risked going to our richest woodland, and despite a little bit of dampness in the morning it was well worth it. Other birds seen included: Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Wren, Robin, Red-legged Partridge, Swallows. Next week both Common & Lesser Whitethroat may be back too & then hopefully Garden Warblers!
Willow Warbler
Marsh Tit
Scruffy Marsh Tit [female]
Marsh Tit [begging for food]
Male (right) feeding female - notice the obvious cloaca
Common Shrew
Wood Sorrel
Larch 'Flower'

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