Thursday, 24 April 2014

A six warbler day!

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No sign or sound of the Cuckoo today although Glen got in touch to say that it was calling between the Mere and Clayhanger at Lunch Time yesterday.
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Despite that it was a good morning, Swallows and House Martins, three Common Tern and a great selection of Warblers featuring, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap (3) - Sedge Warbler singing and showing along the Mineral Line and two Reed Warbler, one on the eastern side of the main swag and another singing at the Pelsall Road Pools with at last two Whitethroat also present on site.
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Add to that two Yellowhammer, a Stock Dove and four Chaffinch (including two Males displaying at each other (running around like hunchbacks with their heads pulled in - quite funny to watch!) and it was a nice mornings walk. The only downside was that one of the Whitethroat appears to have occupied one of the principle Grasshopper Warbler territories.
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Enjoy the day, rain coming for the weekend I'm afraid - Chaz