Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A beak full of bugs ..........

Its a very busy time of year for parents feeding their chicks, fortunately we seem to be having a bumper year when it comes to insect life which will hopefully lead to birds having multiple broods.

I can't recall seeing so many Mayfly nymphs on the wing along the banks of the River Nene as there are this year, its really entertaining to watch Chaffinches '' fly catching '' them from the top of nearby shrubs.


  1. Even the recent showers haven't stopped the March of the Mayflies I watched a Reed Bunting and Reed Warbler returning to the nest with mouthful of insects, can't wait to see how this effects the number of juveniles.

  2. Absolutely Doug, hopefully a multiple brood year.