Saturday, 2 April 2011

The Skylark versus the Merlin.... plus GGS

(Please click over the sketch to enlarge)

At 0700hrs this morning, I noticed two further "Chiffchaffs" had arrived during the night. One singing from within the gardens opposite Mowbray Drive entrance in Burton in Kendal and another near Dalton Hall.

At 0815hrs, still raining heavy, so will try and check out the Shrike a little later today.

From 1530hrs up to 1700hrs, Went up through Dalton Crags to the Trig, and found the Shrike on our way down, it was more or less 1/2 way up the (deforested area) on the Dalton Side.

Also had a Swallow over Russell Farm (Dalton Village), and the Stonechat (Male) was singing on territory at the top of the deforested side of Dalton. Also 11 Meadow Pipits went through on passage in pairs, 3 Linnets and 1 Chaffinch.

Also reported that a pair of Ring Ouzel on passage had been seen earlier, again on the deforested side. Had a chat with some very interesting people whilst up at the Trig, whom also had a similar interest.