Chaffinch, Dunnock and Blackbird in the garden this morning
This bright sunny morning persuaded me to have a little look around before setting off for work. I only wandered into the South Burn woods and hung around the little overgrown pond at Brass Castle. There was a fair bit of activity on the common bird front and a lot of bird song. A pair of Long-tailed Tit were seen mating and several Jays were particularly noisy, presumably establishing their territories. I was hoping I might get a singing Chiffchaff but it really still is a bit too early. There may be the odd butterfly on the wing today, but it was too early in the day for anything like that when I was there. Several Goldcrest were flitting about, including one singing but they never stayed still enough for a decent photograph.
|Peek-a-boo - This was the best of the Goldcrest views.|
|Golden Plovers heading west.|