No sound of yesterday's Nightingale or sign of Garganey at Upton Country Park this morning, but nearby at Hatch Pond fourteen Waxwing were still present. Lucky workers at Poole Council offices in Stinsford Road have been able to admire these birds in the alders outside their office window, but today the birds were commuting between a birch tree and this berry-bearing hedgerow.
They eventually headed off to the west, presumably in search of a supermarket car park or industrial estate somewhere else. Not sure how many are left in the country but it doesn't sound like there are that many left.
Interesting how faithful they have been to this area for so much of the winter and early spring, and how the numbers at the same site seem to fluctuate as birds come and go.
6 months ago