April 30th   Leave a comment

There was 1.2 mm of rain last night. Hardly a downpour but enough to bring birds down. I feel I must have missed things this morning, but I tried at Kilminning, the Patch and Denburn. I think there were more willow warblers, common whitethroats and blackcaps in, a couple of new chiffchaffs singing and two fieldfares at the top of Kilminning. Nothing very unusual. Some Fife Ness springs are like this, full of hope but ultimately unrealised promise. But if we are going to have a quiet spring perhaps this is the year to have it. I was cheered up in Denburn by the blackcap song again and my first newly fledged blackbird of the spring.

The young blackbird in Denburn this morning – probably out of the nest for a couple of days (then add 12 as a chick in the nest, 12 being incubated as an egg, and then 4-5 days while the clutch is being laid – so this chick was from a nest started about the 23rd of March, the first day of lockdown…)

Posted April 30, 2020 by wildcrail in Sightings

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