Monthly Archives: April 2011

April 28th – raptors return

The sunny spell has continued into this week, but it’s not quite as still which has cleared the haze of pollen and smog a little and seems to have brought the raptors out. Yesterday I noticed some curious fluffy material … Continue reading

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April 22nd – swifts arriving

An unseasonably hot week, with little rain.. seems more like mid-summer than mid-April. Myriad insects out, with the first peacocks and a brimstone moth amongst them. I have been on the look-out for emerging dragonflies and damselflies and migrant birds, … Continue reading

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April 15th – spring still springing

Lots going on since Tuesday. Willow warblers are here – heard a few on Wednesday and spotted one today. Think I heard a nuthatch today, but won’t put it on the list until I have confirmed it. Most exciting was … Continue reading

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April 12th – newts

After yesterday morning’s swallow, was pleased to see a couple more in the evening and a few today, all moving north/north-west. The wind has been quite blustery from that direction, so didn’t expect to see too much flying over, but … Continue reading

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April 11th – a welcome return

Have been away working in London for the last 2 and a bit weeks. Just before I left, leaves were unfurling, early butterflies were on the wing and the first few spring migrants were arriving. Chiffchaffs were claiming territories, the … Continue reading

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