Redpoll Invasion

April 18, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Wherever you have been in the last two weeks Redpolls have been singing. In the garden the maximum number we have had at any one time has been eight but there must be at least a dozen or more Redpolls coming to feed. Click here. One has a ring on its leg and it would be very interesting to know where it was previously captured. Reed Buntings are also feeding in good numbers and a Brambling was still present on the 15th.
On a perfect day during the week I visited the hides on Morecombe Bay. Fifty four Avocets were present and ready to breed. Black Tailed Godwits were leaving in a North West direction as they headed to their breeding grounds in Iceland. Six pairs of Bearded Tits were ready to fledge their young so the early breeding season continues.