Friday, March 20, 2015

Other news today

Cromwell Bottom - An adult Kittiwake on the ski-lake this morning at 08:30 from Pete G but it had gone between 09:15 and 10:00 unfotunately (SL and PG)

2 Wigeon at Ringstone this am (SL)

Male Blackcap singing at Northowram this morning from AC

7 comments:

Muxy said...

Love the eclipse pics.
Have any Willow Warblers been about yet? I am sure one was singing at Old Town this afternoon.

Muxy said...

Also had Buzzard and SEO on tops this tea time. A small falcon mobbed the Buzzard for a while but I could't be sure as no bins.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

WW are usually here maybe 1st week but usually in 2nd week of April but things do turn up early so it's a possibility Muxy. I think there could have been a March bird last year but will need Nick to check ! Quite a distinct song if you know it. A few Chiff-chaff singing already (Cromwell Bottom) this week and Blackcap at Northowram but the 2 latter species also overwinter in small numbers and in the med region whereas WW winter in tropical Africa!

Muxy said...

I think it is one I know. Even though I cycled past it repeated 3 times clearly. I have just been listening on the internet to WW song to confirm and it was. If anyone is going through Old Town tomorrow perhaps they can stop and have a listen. Just opposite the green in a tree next right to the road.

AndyC said...

I have had Blackcap over wintering in the garden before and up to 4 when I lived in town, but I have never herd them sing in March before they usually stick to the 'tack' contact calls until April.i think the eclipse set him off.??

Dave Sutcliffe said...

I didn't get chance for Old Town today Muxy although my guess is it will have moved on. I hate those ones that get away. Did you get sight of it ?

Muxy said...

No Dave, was cyclng past with a mate (non birder) and just thought Willow W. Only when I got home did I realise it was too early and questioned it. Never mind, probably wrong and we'll let it go. I was more than happy anyway with SEO and Buzz among others. Thanks anyway, your feedaback is much appreciated.