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Let Wilderness Be Itself

Our juvenile robin is now sporting a full red breast. Nearly all but the odd straggler Swallow and House Martin have  just this week left for warmer climates. We now wait for the staggered influx of winter visitors over the next 3 months. Autumn migration is less intense than the spring as the urgency is not the same.

The Goldfinches have also left for Spain and Northern Africa except 2+juvenile  have decided to stay.  Are these the same 2 who remained last year as juveniles ? (I fantasize that they are) and will they join with others to produce their own little flock again.

Some birds such as the Blackcap now opt not to migrate, due to our warmer climate and milder winters. This gives them an edge next spring to choose the best nest site before the others arrive back.



What is exciting is the knowledge that many birds usually only seen in the southern counties of the UK are slowly moving further north, so some new sightings are becoming more possible, maybe even one day a Da…

So silent is the silence
Visiting the woodland  project  this morning on what what I initially thought was going to be a dark and dank day turned out to be one of gentle bree…

The Ants have flown
It is a strange phenomenon that different birds take the lead in song on different days it has been the Robin one morning and the Blackbird another.

O…

Memory Rings
All is very quiet in the bird box, the Blue Tits must have successfully  launched their young.  Last May's  loss is still poignant but they do se…

Little Egret
Similarly to this time last year we appear to have had a very dry March and April which will in all likely turn into a wet late April-May.  Going by …

Trees and Swifts
Summer visitors have arrived be it a bit later on the Wirral.  As we are so centrally placed in the country, birds either arrive north or south first…

March and Hares
No excuses anymore its time to get out there and watch the spring close up.  My spring resolution is 2 walks a week to lose Christmas and operation w…

STORM Doris
February grey is still the same shade as January ........grey, dull, dull,  dull.



but the all important difference being it is highlighted with openin…

Waxwings
Whilst the rest of the country was having snow, gales high tides,floods the Wirral had slightly  windy and almost balmy days.  The premise being if t…