Monday, 12 March 2012

Birdsong signals Spring is around the corner

Marsh Tit

Each day during this period of mild sunny weather the intensity of singing birds has increased.  All the usual suspects; Blackbirds, Song Thrushes, Mistle Thrushes, Great Tits and Chaffinches are all now in full song around my garden.  Even our local Siskin males are increasing the volume and will soon going flat out.  What has struck me is that I am hearing more Marsh Tits singing than usual in this area.

Tree Sparrow

Stopping off at Dryslwyn Car Park today I watched the couple who regularly replenish the bird food here.  They have been doing it for some years.  They spread fat on to a tree and sprinkle seed and bread at its base.  It is a great place to get close to common species because of their efforts and today 2 Tree Sparrows were amongst the throng of mainly Chaffinches.  Over the hedge down river 25 Whooper Swans were feeding no doubt thinking about their imminent long flight to Iceland.

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