Sunday, 3 April 2011

Wheatear Evening Fall

There was only one female Wheatear this morning but when I checked the mound this evening there were eight. This diurnal arrival has been noticed several times at the farmlands. I remember first seeing this happening in late March 1987 when up to 27 Wheatears arrived through the day- peaking in the late afternoon. The highest count was 87 in spring 1955- unfortunately numbers have been in steady decline since.

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