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Homing: from Africa to Scotland

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We moved to our first home together (non-floating kind) last autumn 2019. It took 12 hours from Devon to reach the West Coast of Scotland. For our winged visitors, it took months. A steady passage of: chiffchaffs, sand martins, willow warblers, cuckoos, swallows, black caps, grass-hopper warblers, spotted flycatchers, sedge warblers, even an osprey, homed in on us (or close by) from March to early May. One of the African migrants- a cuckoo feeding on caterpillars in the nettle beds below. Many of these voyages weigh little more than a couple of dried teabags . Yet they had flown...

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