30
Mar
2012

Dotted bee-fly

These large furry flies look like bees (or perhaps hummingbirds) and hover around early spring flowers, inserting their long straight mouthparts to sip the nectar to fuel their high energy lifestyle.

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23
Mar
2012

Chiffchaff v great tit

In the Wood today there seemed to be a duel between a newly arrived chiffchaff (singing its name) and a resident great tit (singing "teacher - teacher").

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21
Mar
2012

Sandwich terns

Just Sandwich terns calling over the waves falling on the shingle beach.

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21
Mar
2012

The sound level increases

A big increase in Sandwich tern numbers today with about 500 at Ternery Pool bringing the sound level up with some raucous black-headed gulls in the foreground.

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13
Mar
2012

Skylarks and gulls ascending

Ternery Pool, 13th March 2012 This track starts with skylark singing, then there is the mewing cat-like call of Mediterranean gull with the louder crawing of black-headed gulls.

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