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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Cold and wet spring proving disastrous for our resident and migrant breeding birds


This family of COMMON TREECREEPERS were huddled up this weekend at Minsmere Reserve (Suffolk) in the hope of keeping warm (Sally Douglas). Hopefully they made it through the night. It has been disastrous for breeding birds thus far in 2012, with severe flooding wiping out Mute Swans, grebes, Moorhens, Coots and other waterbirds, strong winds causing chasos for high-nesting Rooks and Grey Herons and the cold weather catching out many of our commoner species, so much so that Mistle Thrushes and Long-tailed Tits are yielding on average just one young