What a horrid day! Blustery very wet and grey. So other than see Dad I've done nowt.
You may have heard/read about a new study which shows that rare UK breeding birds have done better than more common ones over the past 10 years.
Research shows almost 60% of the 63 rare birds that breed in the UK have increased over the last 10 years. Whereas only a third of common species have increased over the same period.
28% of rare birds have decreased over that period, compared to four out of ten common birds.
There are increasing populations of osprey, corncrake, avocet, cirl bunting and stone-curlew. All of these birds are the subject of conservation action.
Declining common birds include linnet, nightingale, swift, guillemot, starling, house sparrow and red grouse.