Friday, 17 April 2015

17th April 2015

Weather: SE-2, cool & overcast, warmer later.

The day started quietly with  a small passage of Sand Martins North and only 9 Wheatears and a single Whinchat present  in the paddocks by 08.00 Two stunning male Redstart were found along Park Lane whilst offshore the Common Scoter flock remained.

In the afternoon it quickly became apparent there had been a second arrival of birds with  an additional 8 Redstarts being logged ;bringing the days total to an incredible 10 birds and 19 for the week.

Over 50 Willow Warbler and 3 Blackcap were also found in Park Lane. Interestingly all these birds were to be found feeding on the ground. Several Chiffchaffs were around the Lighhouse pond and in Lingham Lane.

3 Sedge Warbler also arrived mid afternoon whilst a passage of 34 House Martins was also noted


Common Redstart (AMC)

Common Redstart (AMC)

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