Monday, April 20, 2015

hammer time

The first few years of stomping round Galley revealed that yellowhammers were mucho scarce in these parts, with only one or two sightings a year. In recent times, birds have been hanging around in winter, and, during the last year of the bird atlas, one male was even singing for most of the summer. In the last two years, there have been two to three pairs breeding, and hopefully numbers will increase again this season.

Here's a nice male I got quite close to this morning...

You can't touch this
Quiet on the mig front though, with only a couple of blackcaps and a handful of willow warblers and chiffchaffs knocking about.

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