Thursday, 12 April 2012

Now 37 Willow Warblers & 4 Blackcaps.

Good Dawn chorus. Chiffchaff "Dale" was calling near to Dalton Hall and also Chiffchaff "Claw" was calling from Near Clawthorpe Hall.
Just a quick walk from Plain Quarry to Trig, Lancelot, Burton Fell, part Lancelot (lower)and back.
At Dalton: Chiffchaffs Craig and Craggy both calling from territory. 4 Willow Warblers present in Lower Dalton. Also 3 calling close to Trig Point. Upper Lancelot numbers have swelled from yesterday to 8 singing birds. Burton Fell numbers swelled to 17 singing birds. Chiffchaffs usual 3 others dispersed. Also in Lower Lancelot a further 3 Willow Warblers (already recorded). Also a further two Blackcap recorded at Pickles (Lancelot) bring the total in this small area now to 3 singing birds. A new Willow Warbler calling from Slape Lane. Also Chiffchaff "Slap" calling from Slape Lane.

Totals today: Willow Warblers: Dalton 5, The Common 3, Lancelot 11, Burton Fell 17, Slape: 1 - Grand Total: 37 birds.