Saturday, 20 April 2013

Catching up with Spring

I've been a bit slack at posting over the past week, so here's a quick run down.
The welcome change in weather surprised us all last weekend and finally cleared way for the summer migrants to push through with some vigour. Away with the cold NE winds and in with some mild south-westerlies. Willow Warbler and Barn Swallows turned up almost immediately and it's a shame that I wasn't around on the Sunday to catch up with the spring Bluetail at Horsey.
I took the family down to Thetford to look for the otters that had been showing so well and we weren't disappointed...

On Monday(15th April) I headed off to Horsey after work and was impressed by the diversity of migrants available; lots of Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, Brambling, Redwing and a Hooded Crow hybrid - you'd be forgiven if you couldn't tell what season we were in!

Hybrid Hooded x Carrion Crow

Hybrid Hooded x Carrion Crow

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