Wednesday, April 14, 2021

πŸ“– Dalmadilly Ponds ☀️ -2C ~ Wind ↗SW@ 3mph ~ 14/04/21

With high pressure still holding on, we're still experiencing some heavy overnight frosts with an average temperature of around -5C by sunrise. However, the system has pushed slightly further east and today the bitterly cold northerly has abated to a light southwesterly.

At least three Blackcaps singing this morning.

The wind change seems to have done the trick with an overnight fall of Blackcaps! I noted at least three singing around the ponds this morning and my first Willow Warbler of the year was another species that I always look forward to hearing in the early spring. So spring has, at last, sprung for me! 

Willow Warbler ~ Another song eagerly awaited each spring.

The pools were generally quiet with (11) Tufted Ducks, (4) Greylag Geese and a drake Goldeneye. Other notables on this mornings visit included: (5) Yellowhammer, (4) Lesser Redpoll, Linnet, (3) Chiffchaff, (4) Reed Bunting and several skeins of Pink-footed Geese.