Saturday, 6 May 2017

6th May

Weather: E-3, overcast

Swift passage continued in earnest today. Last evening (5th) saw an impressive movemement of 273 Swift north over a period of 2 hours. Today continued in the same way with over 300 recorded during the day. All birds headed N/NE into the headwind.  An impressive site for those present they never stopped coming through as the final obsevers left for the day.

A male Cuckoo , the first of the spring, spent the whole day singing from the paddock behind the Lighthouse. Further west a female Redstart was fond along Park Lane early morning.

A female Marsh Harrier was picked up coming in from the West. Flying over Lingham lane and continued East. The bird returned west some 2 minutes later with the local gulls on its tail. Some 10 minutes later it was picked uo again over the Lighthouse car park purposefully heading back east at height.




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