A much less blustery day today with a few migrants appearing again in the Lighthouse area following days of strong winds from the wrong direction (N), which had appeared to block many migrants.
There was a noticeable overhead passage of mainly hirundines including over 60 Swallows, 30 Sand Martins and 15 House Martins. With them were the first two Swifts of the spring. A single Siskin also flew over.
|The first Swift of the spring over the paddocks. AMC|
A female Ring Ouzel was in the paddocks this morning before flying into the inland fields. A female Whinchat was also in the paddocks. Other migrants present included 6 Wheatears, 6 Whitethroats, 5 Reed Warblers, 2 Sedge Warblers, 4 Blackcaps and 7 Willow Warblers. A Grasshopper Warbler was singing at the top of Lingham Lane near the railway bridge.
|Ring Ouzel in the paddocks. EW|