21st April 2016

Bird Survey in Roe Woods– we are helping out the Sheffield Bird Study Group by doing a simple survey of birds in our local patch. Wherever you live, there’s likely to be a bird group that needs the same sort of monitoring in your area- a park, copse etc. You don’t need to be very experienced. Anyway, walking round the other day we heard and saw a range of species, including several Jays, Chiffchaff’s, Bullfinches, Wrens and a male Black Cap singing its wonderful spring song in both Little and Great Roe Woods. Now they sometimes overwinter, this can happen earlier than in the past. One Black Cap IMG_8377

Male Blackcap

Male Blackcap

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Male Bullfinch

was in an Ash tree, which has rather obscured it, but at least Ash die-back hasn’t quite reached us yet, so it had a singing post. Conditions:  Light cloud with some sun           Temperature: Max 14 Min 5c

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