Monday, April 09, 2012

Siskin early nesters

newly fledged Siskins April 8th 2012 North Lincs -- is this early?

1 comment:

Mike Coleman said...

Hi Graham
The few nests that I found & noted fledging in south Wales were a month later i.e. early May but I don't know if they were repeats or even 2nds.
I found most of these Siskin nests by watching the females, closely attended by the males, collecting rabbit fur from brambles or pulling up root fibres etc. & flying up high into Douglas fir which they seemed to choose for nest sites.
I typically tended to note them when I was sitting quietly having lunch while surveying Goshawk nest sites.
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