Friday, 9 September 2016

Baby Come Back - The Equals

There wasn't a sign of a 'raindrop' on the Bournemouth International Airport weather website yesterday morning but even before the sun was up (06:33) a number of heavy pulses of the stuff had fallen on Parley Court Farm. They also had the wind wrong, but only the rate as it was blowing from the west, but almost double the 12 knots they had predicted.
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HARBINS WILLOW TREE
This made for a slow start to the day, you cannot sensibly monitor
Moth Traps in such conditions, which despite a good deal of leg-work
brought scant reward. Good job then that since the beginning of this month
a number of more common birds, not recorded at all throughout August,
suddenly started making appearances right across our Recording Area
which we had committed to film!
BLUE TIT
SKYLARK
male and female
BULLFINCH
even a
REED WARBLER
put in a brief appearance at the Irrigation Pond while
CETTI'S WARBLER
are now singing on a daily basis all along out beat of the River Stour.
LONG-TAILED TIT
suddenly started appearing, seemingly in every bush and tree, but
COAL TIT
have remained far less numerous.
Again this year there has been great success with breeding
KINGFISHER
which kept extremely low profile during the summer but are now
bombing up and down the river and throughout Harbins Garden
with the highest count having been 7. We have now set the Trail Cameras
at favoured perches in the hope of even more snaps.
DUNNOCK
BLACKCAP
female and
male have also emerged from the shadows and it has seemed
somewhat strange not to have seen/heard either
GREAT TIT
or
GOLDCREST
for this long.
Finally, we turn our attention to the
Harbins Bird Table
where just yesterday c2
NUTHATCH,
a scarce bird here, were making an almighty din while filling their crops
 and a few days prior to that an equally rare visitor was a

JAY
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