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March 2021

Saturday, 13 March 2021

SPRING IS COMING

SPRING IS COMING

Hi all I hope this finds you well in these troubled times, hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel. So with Spring arriving what can we expect in Shropshire, I always think that Spring is here when I hear my first Chiff Chaff calling (last week at Venus Pool) also news of the first Hirundines (Swallow Sand martin etc), both have been reported in Shropshire over the past week or so. Also Wheatear are arriving on there journey to their breeding Grounds. It is a magical time with birds returning from Migration, For many birdwatchers, the spring migration period is the most exciting time of the year. It is a time of change, with the departure of winter visitors and arrival of summer migrants. Whether you live on the coast or inland, you will see birds moving. Birdwatchers regularly record the first arrival dates of migrants such as the first Swallow or Cuckoo of the year. So keep your ears and eyes peeled and you never know what you will find.