Friday, 10 April 2009

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A bit of a visible migration spurt today. A nice conveyor belt of southerly airflow with an associated cold front and low cloud.

Visible migration between 1000 and 1230 included 30+ Sand Martin, 10 House Martin, 20+ Swallow, 4 Redpoll, 2 Siskin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chaffinch and a few Starlings darting around.

There were 2 Redshank on the lake and a 1st summer Iceland Gull on the tip.

The other birders saw a couple of Whitethroats (first for the year) and a Buzzard.

Iceland Gull on tip with large gulls (click on bottom photo)

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