Saturday, 24 April 2010


Been a good early spring period and we are now moving into the peak time. Highlights so far have included Firecrest, Osprey, two Marsh Harriers, six Red Kites (pic 1), Grasshopper Warbler, Kittiwake (pic 3)and also Curlews (bottom), Ruff, Greenshank, Whimbrel, Pintail and Oystercatcher. Common migrants have been arriving steadily (pic 2 &4 Whitethroat and Blackcap).
Tomorrow is the Spring Migration Bird Tour which I am leading. All are welcome. Meeting at Hackbridge Train Station at 0915. Tour to last 1.5 to 2 hours.
Roger took the superb Kittiwake and Curlew photos: more here

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