Migration

04th April 2011
Migration is building up with a pace, Llangors lake is alive with Swallows and Sand Martins, 5 Yellow Wagtails are also there. Northern Wheatears are starting to establish territory on the higher ground, such an elegant bird in early spring. Chiffchaffs are singing everywhere, G S Woodpeckers drumming can be heard throughout the woodlands and I saw an early Male Pied Flycatcher today. Cuckoos have already made the south coast of Britain and we should be hearing the male calling quite soon, can't wait, one of my all time favourite birds.
On another topic a flock of thirty plus Siskins have been around my garden for the last two days, eating Sunflower seeds like they are going out of fashion. Lovely to hear them calling and singing to each other. Also, a female Brambling, the first Brambling recorded by me in my garden in sixteen years!
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