Tuesday, 10 April 2012
4 New Willow Warblers arrived at Dalton.
0545hrs Good dawn chorus.
0845hrs Decided to check out Dalton proper for warblers. The westerley winds today fairly strong and far too noisy to pick up Warblers in the upper areas so decided to stay in the bottom with Dalton. Other than Craig and Craggy (Chiffchaffs) there was nothing calling from around the Plain Quarry area at first!! (come back). Checked out the East side, and a new Willow Warbler had arrived and singing, right to the far (road side) corner before the fields to Crag House. A possible new Blackcap was calling from near to where the high seat is situated above Plain Quarry. Not sure about this one it could well be "Cap" which I had the other day from the Dalton clearing which is only about 200 yards away. Summer (chiffchaff) was calling from near to the summer house, along with another newcomer quite close. This one has not been in that area before. On arriving back to the clearing area another Willow Warbler was singing quite close to the Hazel sprigs just where the rock clearing is. And then finally before heading down to the car park there was another two singing there, but these where not singing on my outward, so whether they had already arrived and pretty subdued or had they come in over the hour or so I was elsewhere!