|Burton In Kendal Chiffchaffs (Click over to enlarge)|
Wednesday 15th March 2017 - Dalton Crags (0930hrs to 1100hrs)
Return of our first Chiffchaff (Craig) to Plain Quarry this morning, singing away in a subdued fashion. I guess its about right is the 15th and the date it is first recorded in most years.
Also the "Start" day for the passage of Meadow Pipits with 7 moving across the deforested (upper Crags) towards the North West direction (2,1,2,1,1) plus one already back on territory at the Trig Point on Hutton Roof. Also had a Marsh Tit calling from the top of the lower Crags.
I can't help but wonder about "Alba Wagtails" which I don't see that many these days on Spring passage but that's probably because of where I am watching from , but looking back to the 80s I can remember from back down in East Lancs I would get scores of them all moving to the North West and they came early with good counts from around the 7th March.
Arnside (1600hrs to 1800hrs approx)
Recorded even more "Ceterach" (Rusty Back Fern) over in Arnside on the Promenade, also went along to the "Coastguard" area to check out the Maidenhair Fern and got this photo of last years produce!
|Maidenhair Fern at Arnside (Click over to enlarge)|
Last years offering still in reasonable shape!