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Old 17.10.2007, 07:59
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Re: Bird watching

I guess with some of the birds over the summer they are too busy trying to cram worms into very noisy and tiny mouths, so it oesn't leave too many a chance to strut theor stuff. Certainly a lot of blackbirds about now, though.
Another thing is that we're at the time of year where the days are about the same length as tey are in the spring and the temperature on sunn y days is about the same. This actually confuses the birds slightly so that they can start to get territorial again and even end up with some abortive mating attempts. It's all hormonal, but in a few days, they realise it's getting colder, so best to start on the berries again. There was a patch a week ago when it was very sunny and all the black redstarts were really calling like it was spring but it's fairly quiet now.
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