With seeing this chap/chapess this morning I wonder if there will be many sightings of overwintering Warblers etc instead of migrating.
If you see any please feel free to add them here over winter.
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It's interesting Alan, there seems to be a lot more birds overwintering in UK that would usually be in Africa by now; just hope we don't have a very harsh winter as I think we're due for one ! I love to see the Blackcaps in winter months and the Chiffchaffs. The Purple Heron was still around at L.Moss (as far as I know) but being a juvenile may be it will stay. Being milder some were late to leave our shores this year; I'm looking forward to seeing the return of the winter thrushes and hopefully Waxwings but what is more concerning is the trees/shrubs fruited earlier this year which doesn't bode well for the end of winter and sufficient food supply.
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In reply to HAZY:
Lovely pic D & coincidentally I had sweet little Chiffchaff on the waterfall earlier this morning, quite tiny compared to Spadger & cute waggy tail actions ... no pic unfortunately!
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In reply to WendyBartter:
Good idea Alan, it's interestign to note what unsual birds are around & where. I hope you're not right Hazy, we commented a day or so ago that it could be a hard winter & that our winter bird populations have only just recovered from the last one.
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In reply to Noisette:
I was regularly having Chiffchaffs in the garden with the tit flock throughout September, but they seem to have disappeared now. It's not a great photo, but I did spot this one yesterday, this time not in the garden but in a rather special tit flock (more of that later...). I assume they just like to have the security in numbers that the tit flocks provide.
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