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Old 14-04-17, 06:52 PM
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MY B's O T D today were Wheatears and Swallows, both being my first sightings this Spring. I was surprised to see a lone Fieldfare feeding alongside the Wheatears.
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Old 14-04-17, 08:59 PM
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Still awaiting my first Swallow of the year Judith, though they have been reported very locally, so well done on that. Perhaps that Fieldfare had decided that the weather of the arctic had come to him today, so why waste the energy? It certainly felt arctic to me on my walk this morning, and therefore so much more exciting to hear and see my birds of the day - Whitethroats and Blackcaps, my first of the year.

They must be wondering why they bothered...

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Old 15-04-17, 12:33 PM
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I am still awaiting my first Whitethroats and Blackcaps of the year Tony, great news you have seen and heard both species.

The weather forecast is for frosty nights next week so maybe the Fieldfare is playing it safe and just feeding up!
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Old 15-04-17, 01:29 PM
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Had Whitethroat, Sand Martins and Swallows yesterday but the botd as got to be the Nuthatch.
Have a read of the blog in the link to find out why
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Old 17-04-17, 06:01 PM
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A Treecreeper collecting nesting material was my B O T D today!
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Old 20-04-17, 09:03 PM
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At last!! Birds of the day today were the first Swallows and House Martins of my year, both visible from the garden as I set about building an ornamental wall. Soaring a little higher was a pair of Sparrowhawks, whilst during my walk this morning, partly through a minuscule area of woodland in the local park, that area had Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Wren, Robin, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch and Dunnocks all singing lustily. Add in the usual Blue and Great Tits, and this must equate almost to a singing bird per tree for that woodland.


Ok, a little exaggeration, but by no means OTT. Remarkable!

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Old 20-04-17, 09:36 PM
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We have had Sand Martin and Swallow but struggling to get a House Martin so far so if anyone has one to spare post it up to out bit of N.Yorks.
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Old 21-04-17, 08:54 AM
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Great news with your Swallows, Martins and multitude of bird species seen and heard on your walk Tony!

My Birds of the day on my walk yesterday were a male Whinchat and Corn Buntings!
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Old 21-04-17, 05:44 PM
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Some nice birds seen and heard by all,not seen any House Martins or Swifts though swift as been seen over the patch.
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Got out for a little while today best bird of te day was a Whinchat, but was very nice to see some Swifts back at Longham Lakes. Also seen today 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Egyptian Geese, 1 Mediterranean Gull plus more more birds and wildfowel.
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