And after April, when May follows, And the whitethroat
builds, and all the swallows
Considering the strong trends, the FADs of the Common Whitethroat
and Garden Warbler may have been affected by the population increase in the direction of an advance of spring arrival and the FADs of the declined Barn Swallow in the direction of a delay of spring arrival.
Skewey's crisp shot of a feeding Common Whitethroat
is another great entry.
Yet the reserve still supports a wealth of wildlife including 19 species of butterfly, 12 species of dragonfly and any number of birds including heron, whitethroat
, lapwing, teal and tufted duck.
The warden will lead a tour of the grounds to listen for the song of summer birds, such as the whitethroat
cuckoo and warblers.
Bee-bird has covered chiffchaff, green woodpecker, spotted flycatcher, whitethroat
and willow-warbler, and blackcap served for bullfinch, stonechat, reed-bunting, and three kinds of tit, as well as the eponymous warbler itself, Sylvia atricapilla.
Bullfinch, wren, reed warbler, dunnock, blackbird, sedge warbler and whitethroat
also suffered major losses.
The Curragh Bloodstock Agency, acting for a long-standing client, also paid Irpounds 37,000 for the Airlie Stud's filly by Desert Story out of the Artaius mare Whitethroat
, who is a half-sister to 1981 French Derby winner, Bikala, Assert-winner of both the French and Irish Derby the following year-and Eurobird, with whom John Oxx won the 1987 Irish St Leger.
The mysterious 75-percent drop in whitethroat
warbler populations breeding in Britain over the past 27 years turned out to be caused by expanding drought and desertification in this bird's distant wintering grounds in the African Sahel.
Diolch yn fawr iawn i Ieuan Wyn, Bethel am ein goleuo mai enw arall ar y llwydfron (Sylvia communis), y Whitethroat
yn Saesneg, ydi'r gegwen a'i fod hefyd yn cael ei alw'n ddryw gwyn.
The unofficial bird observatory on the Great Orme recorded ring ouzel, crossbills and several tree pipits over the weekend, while a whitethroat
at Cemaes on 18th is one of very few reported so far.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Birds like this goldfinch, above, and whitethroat
, below, are the subject an RSPB study which showed a North-South divide
The drop of the numbers of the Common Whitethroat
Sylvia communis by about 70% between 1968 and 1969, revealed by the Common Bird Census, was not explainable by local environmental factors in the United Kingdom only.
Kevin Walsh, 45, was found dead at the address in Whitethroat
Walk, Birchwood, at just after 2am on Thursday.