Monday, 13 April 2009

Beddington 130409

Another good day of visible migration. A small rise in temperature and a change back to a southerly wind and another burst occurs.

This time migrants included 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Golden Plover (first record in two years), 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Hobby, 45+ Meadow Pipit, 15 Linnet, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Little Egret, 10 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 5 Swallow, 1 Common Buzzard and I missed another Buzzard and also a Red Kite. Also 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Shelduck, 40+ Teal, 4 Shoveler, 6 Little Grebe, 40+ Mallard, 30+ Tufted Duck and 2 Green Sandpiper.

Good to see Dave Lambert over the farm yesterday, who visited to sound record the Tree Sparrows (above). Cheers to Dave for advice on the Beddington Nature Reserve Campaign. Visitors are always welcome so just let us know if anyone wants to visit.

Grey Plover: Over at 1210- Perhaps the same bird that Graham saw over Holmethorpe earlier in the day.

A fly-through Cuckoo 0810.

Knot from a few days ago. A good easter's local birding.


Graham James said...

Hi Peter, the Grey Plover looks very much like the bird we had at Holmethorpe this morning. We could have done with a few more of your day's tally here!

Peter Alfrey said...

Cheers for letting us know when something is heading our way.. keeps our eyes in the skies and often we find other things while looking.
Cheers Graham

Graham James said...

And our thanks to you and the Beddington birders for doing the same. There are hardly any water bodies lying between Holmethorpe and Beddington, so we've always got a good chance of picking up the same birds.