Saturday, 28 April 2012

L. Whitethroats back, and other catch ups.

0615-0800hrs. Chiffchaff Mo calling from within Burton House grounds. Bullfinch carrying food to somewhere behind Hordley House, also Willow Warbler singing from behind the Creamery. Chiff Lee singing from within grounds of Dalton House. A new Blackcap calling from behind Crag House (Vicarage Lane). Also been hearing a Chiffchaff calling from the Old Vicarage now for about three weeks. Took this one to be Archie from Orchard Close, but now wondering if this is another bird altogether, because he does seem to be spending most of his time there, so I have now decided to call him Vicar..

I have also been told this morning that the regular Lesser Whitethroats are back breeding near Burton, along with another Tree Sparrow site and a Redstart.

0930-1030hrs. Walk from Plain Quarry to Trig and return.
Cold and Windy. Did not hear the Cuckoo this morning, but there again it was windy up there and you where struggling to hear anything... Tree Pipits OK, a couple of Meadow Pipits still going through North.

Must soon get down to checking out any Redstarts and still struggling to find anymore Garden Warblers in Dalton.

Been looking along the path for the Hairy Rockcress, but at present not much evidence. I think I recorded it in full bloom last year around the 4-6th of May. So I do hope its going to come through OK, but it was in such a vunerable place on the footpath at Dalton, a footpath regularly traversed by the cattle..

Thanks for reading my blog and have a great weekend.