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Last week we had some very welcome visitors to the willow plot in the form of a small flock of Willow Warblers. It was a windy day and the birds were very busy eating greenfly when I saw them swaying about on the Dicky Meadows. They had no doubt dropped down to refuel on their migration south.

This tiny bird, weighing only 7 to 15 grams migrates to Sub Sarharan Africa, a considerable feat for a bird of this size. Populations in England have dropped by 70 % in the past 25 years. In Scotland there have been some increases.

I hope that they enjoyed the meal and that they take time to visit us again.

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Author Name : Alan
Publish Date : 16th August 2017
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