Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Those migrating song birds

According to a Radio 4 programme today, the numbers of song birds migrating from Africa to the UK for the summer are substantially down amongst certain species including the cuckoo. Having been brought in up the suburbs I can't say I ever regularly heard a cuckoo, if I did at all. But I have heard two this spring. Once when we were down in Sussex, and once this past weekend, claiming territory over this particular piece of fenland:


jadedj said...

Beautiful place there in that photo.

Please forgive my Americaness, but what is a fenland?

Theb said...

'Fenland' is a name often used for much of the countryside in East Anglia (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fens). That particular piece of fen isn't in the administrative district known as 'Fenland' (http://www.fenland.gov.uk/), but it is a fen and will form part of the great Wicken Fen vision (http://www.wicken.org.uk/) if that has its way.

jadedj said...

Theb, thank you for that...it was very informative. And I can say, I learned something new today...without looking it up on Google :)