Long Haul Flights Running Early

He arrived today

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all the way from western Africa

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back on the same tree

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as last year, but ten days earlier – here he is arriving on April 17th 2019

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The local Tits were not amused

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His favourite nest box was ready and waiting, but without a front as cheeky local sparrows had been trying to squat in it

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When we put the front back the sparrows were straight back in so a temporary blockage was put in place

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By arriving early our Flycatcher must be one of the cleverer ones as UK populations have been declining

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possibly due to the migratory species not being able to arrive earlier than in the past and so keep up with the climate change induced earlier springs and associated earlier availability of the insects essential for raising a brood.

One thought on “Long Haul Flights Running Early

  1. Oh wow! Wonderful news!!
    Phil and I are both in aw of such details that you record of all things Gribin Isaf !!

    The detail! The records!! The gentleness and the photography are a delight and we are fortunate to have become your friends! From Roz via email

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