Saturday, 4 May 2013

Plenty of singing but nowt else. Tit's incubating

This morning as per usual at the weekend the weather was crap. Drizzle put paid to any nest recording so I was forced to partake in one of the worst human activities possible - shopping!

Luckily it had cleared away by lunch time so a 5 1/2 mile walk around Stithians Reservoir was had to map singing Sedge Warbler and look for any signs of pairing. No signs of females but 17 singing males were present. All birds were using bramble for habitat with many favouring it mixed with gorse. One was using bramble and blackthorn, one using bramble and willow scrub, some just bramble and only one was found to be using bramble and sedge reed. Two were found singing within 30m of each other.

Tomorrow after work it's waders on to check out the Coot and Great Crested Grebe that I saw sitting today. The boxes at Stithians are still quiet with only 3 boxes with eggs and nothing incubating.

Down the road from where I live 2 Great Tit have started to incubate, 2 eggs in another box and 5 more ready for eggs.

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