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Memory Rings

All is very quiet in the bird box, the Blue Tits must have successfully  launched their young.  Last May's  loss is still poignant but they do seem to have got it right this time. There appears  not to be a second sitting  which considering the wet weather is just as well.

May is the month for the most vociferous songs and outbursts of excitement, slowly settling into mature regular singing as we drift into June.  Birdsong apps that record and supposedly identify birdsong fail at this time because all the birds  sing at the same time.  Only the Robin and Blackbird seem to have clear lines of demarcation.  The Robin ranges from high pitched clicks to baritone warbles barely drawing a breath whilst the baritone Blackbird enhances his reportoire.



The dawn chorus is now fading and loosing its strength  to a solo performance every morning by an increasingly enthusiastic  blackbird who seems to welling up to a.........words can  not describe or do justice to what he is doing.


I am yet a…

Little Egret
Similarly to this time last year we appear to have had a very dry March and April which will in all likely turn into a wet late April-May.  Going by …

Trees and Swifts
Summer visitors have arrived be it a bit later on the Wirral.  As we are so centrally placed in the country, birds either arrive north or south first…

March and Hares
No excuses anymore its time to get out there and watch the spring close up.  My spring resolution is 2 walks a week to lose Christmas and operation w…

STORM Doris
February grey is still the same shade as January ........grey, dull, dull,  dull.



but the all important difference being it is highlighted with openin…

Waxwings
Whilst the rest of the country was having snow, gales high tides,floods the Wirral had slightly  windy and almost balmy days.  The premise being if t…

Morons with copters
8 blackbirds and 6 Jackdaws are sitting  very miserably with hunched shoulders in the  Rowan trees with no berries left at the bottom of the garden. …

Winter Glows
Amazingly despite all the extremes of weather we have been experiencing some trees, oak and beech are still hanging onto their leaves. Even the roses…

Starlings are back !
It is definitely the season of 'mist and mellow fruitfulness,' now with dark early evenings since the clocks have moved back.  ( I cannot get…