March 20, 2010


The hard winter may have decimated many of our native birds, particularly wrens, kingfishers, herons and blue tits, but we're about to see an influx of migrants, according to Paul Stancliffe of the British Trust for Ornithology. Great numbers of swallows, swifts, willow warblers, ring ouzel and housemartins will arrive in the next few weeks, boosting our bird numbers and filling the skies again - if only while summer lasts.