An oldy but a goody,unseasonal mind…

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JUNKIE BIRDIN’

I can’t sleep, I’m getting palpitations, my mind cannot concentrate on work and I need a fix;

Spring is the time when the natural world is on the move. Millions of migrating birds provide one of the most exhilarating signs of lighter days ahead as new species start arriving for the summer and winter residents return to their traditional breeding grounds.
Up and down the country, spring sees the return of migratory waders, such as golden plover and curlew; while whinchat and ring ouzel start to appear on our upland heaths and moors. From late-March to mid-May, swallows pass through in their thousands; yellow wagtails and whitethroats return from their African wintering grounds to breed on England’s lowland farms.

So what exactly is the extent of the journey?

An example last year : an osprey, given the name Logie, tracked daily during her migration via a tiny satellite…

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