Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Migrant time

I've been making the most of the glorious weather this week to get out and about in search of the first summer visitors. Chiffchaffs are everywhere, and Sand Martins too, but I've yet to see a Swallow or, to my surprise, a Wheatear, despite them being reported all over the place.
While doing all that searching, though, I did see and hear my first Willow Tit, which was a very pleasant surprise, and watch a male Grey Wagtail attempt to fight his reflection in the wing mirrors of a car parked on the dam at Swithland Reservoir. The fact he seemed to be a bit of a plank didn't harm his chances in love though, as a female watched him adoringly from a few feet away throughout.

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