Monday, 18 April 2011
seppy may find this difficult to swallow
Ha, Seppy thinks he has put daylight between us, but he was not counting on my laziness in updating da scores on da doors. I've had a bit of a deluge since last I could be bothered to write anything of note on this page. No ozzers, no groppers, no wood warblers to report, but loads of gank. In addition to the rather obvious swallow, there are two noeable bits of news from the patch. There is at least one pair of curlew back in the glen, which is good news considering their fortunes in south Scotland in general. I'll have to get oot there and do a fuller survey to determine actual numbers. The other recent highlight came yesterday while perched on my roof painting our chimney. Much comedy could have come from a slip, but instead it was quip quip, coming from a nuthatch in the wood behind our garden. Second for the patch (first in April 2009). If this is climate change, I look forward to the Cetti's warbler next.