Wednesday, 25 April 2012

From Pillar to Post

Wet and windy. The two words that have summarised the weather in the past two weeks. Here in the good old North West, we've been predominantly experiencing northerly winds recently which has seemed to slow the influx of migrants into the region. Nevertheless, both Charlie and I have located at least three Grasshopper Warblers and a brief visit to Rimrose revealed Sedge Warbler singing, although the more plentiful Reed Warbler were not heard.

Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella naevia)

This time of year sends Moxey doing his annual heronry survey. The number of nests in one colony seem to be lower than in previous years, could the presence of a Buzzards nest in the same wood have something to do with this? Following his quick survey, Moxey popped into Ince to see what was around, it was pretty quiet, reflected in the total:

Chiffchaff -   2
Blackcap -   1
Wren -  1
Dunnock -  (1)
Goldcrest -   (1)

TOTAL:   4   (2)

The forecast for the rest of the week looks pretty grim so the outlook is doubtful for any post-work sessions for the rest of the week.

1 comment:

  1. At least you're managing to ring something Peter, which is more than we are doing at the moment. And as you say the forecast looks grim for the forseeable!