Saturday, 14 September 2013

Wind NW-3, clear, sunny and warm

38 Jackdaw moved south over the Lighthouse late morning whilst only 3 Meadow pipit were recorded also moving south. Resident raptors included Buzzard, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk. The latter flushing a Snipe from a drainage ditch near the Westerly kissing gate. A Golden Plover was heard but not seen over the horse paddocks where 3 Wheatear and 1 Whinchat were also present mid morning. 

Warblers were very much in evidence taking advantage of the warm autumn sunshine. The large Elder bush west of Lingham Bridge held 4 Blackcap and 1 Whitehroat.  A dozen Chiffchaff remained in Lingham Lane whilst at ‘Raddes Ridge’ an Acrocephalus  warbler was glimpsed briefly and thought most likely to be a Reed Warbler 


A patient wait at Linham Bridge revealed 5 warblers in a seemingly empty Elder bush. (AMC)


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