Lockdown Diary: Friday 8.5.20

A relatively quiet time in the park, at least with regards to movement of migrant birds. But it is striking again how many warblers and other songsters we seem to be having this year. In every reedy area (and Peterborough is blessed with lots of reedy ...

A relatively quiet time in the park, at least with regards to movement of migrant birds. But it is striking again how many warblers and other songsters we seem to be having this year. In every reedy area (and Peterborough is blessed with lots of reedy fringed ditches and channels), there is a positive racket of Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. There are are almost too many singing for your mind’s sanity! It is a right old confusion of continuous loud, jumbled song. Superb. It always amazes me how many people go for a walk in the country with headphones or earphones on. They are missing the real glory of spring!
Also, great news, is that the Swifts are back in our neighbourhood of the city, screaming away as only they know how. Also superb!