Quite a few redwings in Victoria Park this morning. Didn’t get a good photo.
Went for a walk round Ardinning this morning. Lots of birds singing, including the first cuckoo I’ve heard this year. Bluebells starting to appear.
The two, berry covered, rowan trees outside our flat have been nearly completely striped by redwings over the last day or two.
Read: Birdsong in the time of silence by Steven Lovett ★★★★★ 📚a metaphor filled recount of bird listening in lockdown along with many diversions into memory & natural history. Like many I spent a bit of time with birds during the first lockdown. This is a deeper dive.
Ardinning Arrived before 8. Cloudy, a breeze sun occasionally warming. Comfrey, bluebells, bracken unrolling. Mallard ducklings, a dabchick, a woodpecker. Larks & curlews singing & calling. A couple of ravens. Trees greening, fresh beech. One or two cuckoos. Apple blossom.
A couple of the coot nests on the park pond had chicks, spent a while sitting in the sun watching the parents feed and protect on one. Few more photos on Flickr.
Out for a walk in a very snowy Glasgow. Was surprised to see a few parakeets, at one point flying above through fairly thick snowfall.
Park Birds, I am pretty sure there is a “duck’s back” joke on the second one.
Birds song in the park this morning.