“Birds of the grey wind” time again
common darter, 3rd oct 2008, killeshandra
Listening out for the whooper swans coming coming in from Iceland . Apparently they make landfall first in the lough Foyle and lough Swilly regions and then move out to us in Cavan.
While we are bemoaning the weather,I like to think of the abilities of birds such as the whooper Swans who wait for the good flying conditions to make the journey down the Atlantic ocean. Birdwatchers are busy predicting how the weather will affect the migration.
Atlantic pressure charts for the week ahead:http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast/pressure/
A guide to interpreting synoptic charts:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/education/secondary/students/charts.html
Found these websites details in an email from The BTO (British trust for ornithology).