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13 Apr
11:14am, 13 Apr 2021
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Derby Tup
I’m going to try for a willow warbler later. Think I heard one yesterday but long way from certain. Still no hirundines
13 Apr
12:17pm, 13 Apr 2021
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Looked out the window and thought "WTAF is that flying towards me?" It was round and white and heading right at the window...

Turned out to be a jackdaw with a beak full of Ellie-pony fluff heading for the chimney pot.

I'm not sure what I thought it was but I had a bit of a moment.
13 Apr
5:37pm, 13 Apr 2021
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Reed bunting today. Although they're not summer visitors, I certainly notice them a lot more in spring and summer, and I almost think of them as spring arrivals. This one was my first of the year.

We have a 3 chamber sparrow box, but with no prospect of house sparrows using it, as they simply do not visit our garden at all, despite being numerous 3-400 metres away. Fortunately it doesn't go to waste and one of the chambers is this year again being used by great tits.
13 Apr
6:09pm, 13 Apr 2021
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Derby Tup
Blackcap singing beautifully today and I thought an influx of chiffs. My wife said, unprompted, ‘I’m not bothered about actually seeing the warblers. Hearing them is just great’ :-)
13 Apr
11:41pm, 13 Apr 2021
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Looks like Back Robin is making a nest :)
7:53am, 14 Apr 2021
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Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
I heard a peregrine falcon calling from the church spire on Monday evening :-)
7:54am, 14 Apr 2021
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Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
Also saw swallows and swifts at Rutland Peninsula on Sunday.
8:38am, 14 Apr 2021
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More swallows, this time closer to home, also saw my first housemartin.

Also have seen where the little Egrets are nesting, is it called a heronry? What is interesting is that it is the same copse where most of the crows seem to be nesting. Will they happily coexist, or is it likely to get messy?

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