Wednesday, March 24, 2010

23 rd March,2010.

Soon after dawn the subdued song of a Chiffchaff came from the woodland opposite from exactly the same territory as a bird occupied last year! Lacking in volume and confidence it nonetheless announced the arrival of this migrant within the window of reasonable weather we've had over the past couple of days. Common species like Pied Wagtail and Linnet moved north and, at last, spring migration appears to be gaining momentum.

The local Buzzards put on an absolutely magnificent display above and around a shelter belt near to the house where I presume they intend to breed. Besides the usual display above the site they whirled around as if on the end of kite strings, sweeping back and forth in a series of sweeps.

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