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Friday, October 03, 2008

Winter is Coming

It seems winter is on its way because the air has a very Autumnal feel. Your blogger has made a few concessions to this by putting on the thick duvet (cosy) and the light summer jacket has given way to something thicker!

Migration is in full force and I'm sure avid twitchers have their eyes glued to their pager for the latest "mega". Not sure what I'll be doing, the weather forecast looks poor so no doubt I'll be patching it so duck pictures are on there way :D

I did like this story from the Wildlife Trusts. Staff at the Attenborough Nature centre thought their efforts to save some Tern chicks had been in vane in 2007 when flood waters covered the nest platform. HOWEVER two of the young birds survived because they've turned up in Senegal!! The birds were identified by the rings on their legs. Records show that the terns were ringed on 19th June 2007 on the Church Pond platform at Attenborough.

It is thought the chicks 2.5 and 1.5 weeks old at the time managed to swim to a nearby island. They then matured and flew 2,793 miles to Senegal last August


oldcrow61 said...

That's an amazing story.

Tricia said...

Great survival story.

Know what you mean about winter coming - after shivering in bed last night, the winter duvet's going on today!