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Bird breeding season successes and concerns

Bird notes

JUNE

April and May’s dry spell ended, with June having 70 per cent more rain than May. In comparison with last June, June 2017 had more than twice as much rain and the mean temperature was two degrees cooler.

While these wet cool conditions were not ideal for breeding, there were many reports of fledged birds in gardens, including unfamiliar looking young birds, like goldfinch, without the red face of the adult birds, and robin with spots and no red breast,as well as the more familiar birds such as blackbirds, blue tits and chaffinches all with young.

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