Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Springing to life

Back at tophill (not again i hear you say) this morning to be greeted by a wall of bird song. The snow drops have been on the go for a few weeks and the celandines are out. Song Thrush, Dunnock, Great Tit, Greenfinch and Chaffinch all singing away with Great Spots drumming and ducks displaying. It all felt very spring like. Had a Buzzard wheeling over O reservoir as well. A couple of reminders of winter persisted in the form of the two redhead Smew, with the female on Borrow Pits and the juv male looking super flameheaded on South Marsh East. Sadly no sign of the Bittern for me but I did manage a small party of Pinks headed over the car park. Also the Pochard are behaving like its time to get jiggy. My research went by the by as all but 7 of the 113 Teal on Borrow Pits were asleep and those seven were 6 males fighting over a female. Nevermind. Heres hoping for better on thursday when i head back.

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