Monthly Archives: March 2014

29th March 2014

TheĀ  sunny weather today brought the first Sand Martins of the year for us… we were walking to the iPro Stadium along the River Derwent for the Derby/Charlton match and after hearing a good number of Chiffchaff in the riverside … Continue reading

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Field Sketches of Eastern Lesser Whitethroat.


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23rd March 2014

A stroll at Carr Vale resulted in loads of Chiffchaff but not the hoped for Firecrest or Siberian Chiffchaff. One Chiffy was very clean and bright with pale legs… but was just a normal songster. At home a Small Quaker … Continue reading

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21st March 2014. “Eastern” or “Siberian” Lesser Whitethroat…..

Over the winter this first bit of the year there have been several wintering Lesser Whitethroats in the UK. A couple of these have been DNA’d and the results have backed up the visual clues that pointed to an eastern … Continue reading

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17th March. Cromford Canal.

An afternoon walk along Cromford Canal produced our first views of Water Vole for a while. We were able to watch the cute chap for well over 15 minutes!   Also on the Canal were our first Chiffchaffs of the … Continue reading

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10th March

Been quiet the last week, was going for the Chinese Pond Heron but wasn’t well enough to make the trip. So today and yesterday I pottered in the garden. Yesterday saw our Mahonia full of bees, and surprisingly honey bees … Continue reading

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1st March 2014

There were definite signs of spring again over the last few days and today was sunny but with a chill in the air. The Bramblings are still here, occasionally visiting the feeders this pm…. Bramblings, male above, female below. Now … Continue reading

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