Blackcap arrivals…

Had a minor influx of Blackcaps following the recent southerly winds. Yesterday 2nd of April a singing male was at Caldene Fields and today 3 males were at Raw nook Nr and a pair together at Toad holes Beck.  However, what was interesting at the latter site was a female had arrived which is fairly early given that the males in general arrive first and the female about a week later.

Male Chiffchaffs are showing signs of claiming territories at both Raw Nook and TH Beck as I was scolded by males as I must have been standing too close to a potential nest site.

A Small tortoiseshell butterfly was at Caldene Fields late morning , first of the year.

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