Thursday, 11 April 2013

Has spring arrived?

One of the usual, non bird, signs of spring was on show this morning. On the walk to the station, along the Taf Trail, there were 4 roadkill Toads - the first of the year -  all small, so presumably males. Chiffchaff numbers up to 5+ singing males from the single bird last week.

2 Crossbills flew over as I left the station at Abercynon this evening (just after 6pm), heading towards Pen y Foel (so they are still around, even if only in small numbers).


  1. i had four swallow at aberdare train station last night and a sand martin .i think spring could be on the way too. waun wen looks a bit wet sunday and wind.

  2. Spring has definitely sprung, two swallow and an orange tip in Efail Isaf this afternoon.

  3. toads spawning at tir founder fields this morning and more blood rain and summer as arrived.