Its all change time at Moor Green Lakes. The last of the winter visitors are leaving and the first of the summer visitors are arriving. Last week RINGED and LITTLE RINGED PLOVERS arrived, along with a WHEATEAR, whilst CHIFFCHAFFS have been there for a couple of weeks. Today, 28th March, I heard and saw my first BLACKCAP of the year, a male, who was busy feeding. Every now and again he would give a much shortened version of his song and then return to feed and build up his strength, so that in a week or so he will give the full version of his song some real welly. Gordon and I were accompanied on todays trip around Moor Green by Claire, his daughter, a very pleasant young lady, who is quite knowledgable about birds and is much nicer to look at than Gordon. I did think that with all of the fantastic weather we have had this past week, that perhaps more summer visitors would have arrived, but perhaps they are holding back, because they know something about the weather that we don't.
Hi, I'm Roger Milligan. I have been interested in birds since I was a boy growing up in south east London, which was a long time ago. I now live in Farnborough, Hampshire.