Alex Park spring changes

redwing-rec-11-1If you look at the main island from the Demesne Road end, you can see a Heron hunkered down in the nest, presumably sitting on eggs.

The so-called Blackheaded Gulls are losing their winter pattern (dark marks on the cheeks) and the whole head is turning a deep chocolate-brown. Last week, only one had a “black” head, yesterday there were three. Counting black heads is a way of seeing spring approach.

There are still Redwings about. Soon, they’ll be flying north to breed: Iceland, Scandinavia and some in Scotland.

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