Thursday, 19 April 2012

Back to Cold Wind and rain

Life is so frustrating at the moment.  Still a strong but cold westerly wind today with squally showers.  Unfavourable conditions for any migration.  By this time last year Red-rumped Swallow, Pied Flycatcher, Woodchat Shrike, Bonelli's Warbler, Orphean Warbler and  Scops Owl were all here in some numbers.  So far not a sign of any of these species.  What I do find particularly strange is that Pied Flycatchers are already on territory in the UK without a record here.

Red-rumped Swallow - three weeks late in this area

I still have my Common & Black Redstarts and a resident Short-toed Eagle flew over.  One very tired looking Swallow came through during the afternoon but nothing else.  Southerly winds but still cool are forecast from Monday.  Will this be the turning on of the tap?  Let's hope so.

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