Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Westward Dispersion of Woodland Species

 A recent blog highlights the western movement of Great Spotted Woodpeckers. They are not the only species roaming over open countryside.

Last Sunday, Oct 11, Twentyfive Long-tailed Tits briefly settled on dead Tree Mallow next to our caravan, here at Pencarnan, before dancing off skyward in the direction of Point St John and Ramsey Sound.

Are these woodpeckers and Long-tailed Tits heading for oblivion? Are their natal areas fully occupied? Surely a flock of twenty five tits suggests that the
settled weather earlier in the year was ideal for breeding birds.

Whatever, here in the treeless landscape west of St Davids, both species make for delightful and unexpected encounters.