Friday, 29 April 2011


A regional movement of Bar-tailed Godwit was reflected at Beddington this morning with two birds over the lake for a couple of minutes before flying east. The weather and time of year for this species was typical with overcast skies and an east wind.
Large numbers of Barwits have been seen migrating off the south coast in the last day or two (6000+ at Portland and 7300+ at Dungeness yesterday) and this morning there were flocks over other parts of London including 9 over Wormwood Scrubs.
Also 2 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 4-5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 LRP, Lapwing and 1-2 Snipe on site.
Reed Warbler numbers continue to increase (now 20+ singing males), there are 4 singing Lesser Whitethroats and 40+ Common Whitethroats (including the male at the obs which returned two days ago).
I missed Hobby and Cuckoo this morning so all in- a pretty good Beddington day.

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