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Bird Sightings Spring 2015

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20 Apr 2015 09:59 #748 by John Barton
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Yesterday (Sunday 19/4/2015) we had a couple of swallows flying around.

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21 Apr 2015 10:52 #749 by Cathy C
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Willow warbler and Blackcaps heard in the garden this weekend, Sunday 19th April. The summer migrants are arriving in force now!

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23 Apr 2015 10:13 #753 by Cathy C
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House martin seen in Abernyte on Sunday 19th April. Reports of House Martins from Rait and Tulloch Ard around the same time (not sure exactly when).

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10 May 2015 12:38 #758 by Barry C
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The Cuckoo has returned! Yesterday during a walk above Fingask, a Cuckoo was advertising his presence to all. A very welcome sound to hear. Later, I had a walk across the Glebe and was serenaded by the song of Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. If you are a little rusty on your warbler calls, either search the "Tweet of the Day" archive on the BBC radio 4 web site or go to the RSPB web site. Many of our summer warbler visitors are much easier to find and identify by sound than any other way.

Good listening.

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12 May 2015 16:52 #759 by Barry C
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If a single Swallow doesn't make a summer, how many Swifts are needed for a summer? What ever the answer is, I have seen my first Swift of the season this afternoon. It was feeding above the village.

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01 Jun 2015 23:42 #764 by Cathy C
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Good to here that the Cuckoo was also heard on hill above Outfield by Tim Stobbs from about 2-3 weeks ago i.e. about 10-17th May. It was also heard at the same site last year.

Another report of a cuckoo calling near the Knowes in Abernyte on 25th May.

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