Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Yellowhammers - Templeton Airfield

The late morning sun encouraged some almost spring-like singing today. Chaffinches, dunnocks, coal tits and skylarks all had a serious go and at least 2 yellowhammers were persuaded to join in, but only for a couple choruses. One was happy perching on top of a tall gorse in the sheltered scrub, jut south of the northern woods. I watched him for about 5 minutes, but he refused to sing again. Goldcrests were busy too, but fairly quiet.

Yesterday there was a merlin cruising low over the grass at Stackpole Head and a number of fulmars on the cliffs nearby. Skylarks and pipits about, but no Dartford Warbler.

(Andrew Sims)