April 18th   Leave a comment

The wind went a little bit more southerly today with the airflow coming up from Europe, rather than just east across the North Sea. The temperature went up by eight degrees and I saw my first swallow of the summer over Kilrenny. In Denburn there were willow warblers singing and my first blackcaps – like the willow warbler of last week, feeding like new arrivals and barely singing. And later, my first whimbrel, flying over my garden calling briefly from the evening sky. I whistled back but it was already on its way north-west, in a hurry. If you are a whimbrel you can really move – it might have been in Iberia yesterday and be in Iceland tomorrow.

Male blackcap – females have brown caps

Posted April 18, 2019 by wildcrail in Sightings

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