Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Dawn Chorus gets better and better.

0545-0700hrs. Its got to be the best job in the World at this time of year delivering daily newspapers. Every Path, Lane, Street, Cul-de-sac, Road, Hamlet wherever! theres a very special "Dawn Chorus" going on with a mixture of birds singing their little hearts out.

Who's always the frontrunner, who sits so sentinel, every day in that same tree, and its the same in all the other locations as well. Off course its the Blackbird. Not usually, but certainly whilst leading his chorus, he lets you walk under that tree without him bothering one little bit.

What other birds are joining in the most beautiful serenade? I recognize Robins and Dunnocks and Great Tits and Blue Tits and sometimes the competitive Song Thrush.

"Never to be took for granted,
I open up my ears,
To the greatest of sounds I'll ever hear,
To start that day so full of cheer,
That Dawn Chorus so sweet, so dear
Oh so, so, near"

Thank you for another great start to the day....

1230-1430hrs. Just returned from Trig Point on Hutton Roof. This high pressure is definately spoiling it for the bird migration, with only 7 Meadow Pipits over one hour. Hopefully the passage will explode as soon as the high pressure moves on.

Also had my first Dog Violets in Dalton Crags.