English birdsong heard in January 2012

In this third week of January 2012 here’s my observations and nature notes. Seeing lots of muntjac around  weather v mild and not too windy .  The feed hoppers on the local shoots are attracting lots of attention as they provide an easy meal.

Heard a Chaffinch trying to break into song last week, not quite there yet. Blackbirds and Song Thrushes seem very sensitive to the slight increase in day length and were heard singing on the odd pleasant evening at the turn of the year.

Many plants are breaking dormancy,  a cold and wet month now could help arable farmers and nature alike, mercifully we cannot intervene!

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