Freezing winter followed by summer of love for resident birds
Freezing winter followed by summer of love for resident birds12 Dec 2011
The cold winter weather may have reduced the numbers of thrushes and finches nesting in our countryside during the summer of 2011, but those that survived the freezing temperatures produced a plentiful supply of youngsters. In contrast, the migrants returning to our shores in abundance during the spring experienced a very average breeding season. See the preliminary results from both Constant Effort Sites and Nest Record Surveys.
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