April 14th   Leave a comment

The wind continues from the southeast but without bringing any warmer weather or many more migrants. I had my first willow warbler singing in an unenthusiastic manner in Kilrenny today – perhaps concentrating more on getting its condition back after arriving last night rather than thinking about its territory. As our climate gets warmer and spring gets earlier, there is more of a danger of migrants arriving later than the best time start nesting (so their chicks are being fed at the peak of insect abundance in a few weeks’ time), but I don’t think this will be a problem this spring. Scottish springs are usually slow to get going anyway so this is thought to be more of a problem for English birds.

Willow warbler

Posted April 14, 2019 by wildcrail in Sightings

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