Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Overnight Easterlies

Weather: E/NE-2, Clear & sunny with some high cloud,

Overnight easterlies resulted in a small fall of migrants at the lighthouse today. A first circuit of the Lighthouse immediately produced results. A fine male Whinchat was found in the field next to the Lighthouse before continuing its migration North. Another Whinchat , a female was found mid afternoon and remained until early evening. Further west 2 male Redstart were located along Park Lane near Parkfield House.  Up to 10 Wheatear, 5 White Wagtails, 25 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap and 30 Meadow Pipit were recorded in around the coastal paddocks. Our first Reed Warblers have also arrived with one in Lingham Lane and one in the nature trail. Overhead movement included 6 Carrion Crows, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Stock Dove and 3 Siskin. A fine drake Mandarin was recorded on the 15th April.

Whinchat (Eddie Williams)

Redstart (Les Hall)

Mandarin (Liz Pitchford)

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