Weekend 6th/7th April 2013

A weekend walking in the Buxton area,Derbyshire and Staffordshire in much warmer weather was just what the doctor ordered.Walking on the moors we saw many red grouse,some of them at much lower altitudes than previously.These birds must have had it really hard recently as the region had received huge amounts of snow,indeed we had to walk through/around many remaining drifts,up to 20feet deep.We saw remains of a couple of dead birds.

Lapwings and curlews were displaying,ravens were cronking,meadow pipits were paired up.Two wheatears near a farm at Axe edge were the first of the year for me.

Called for a quick look at Marston late afternoon,which was pretty dead.A couple of chiffchaffs were probably the only things that qualified as summer migrants,but I did see the treecreeper again.

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This one’s just for you,Trev.’creeper at Marston.

 

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