Thursday, 21 April 2011

A few migrants

With no significant change in the weather (still a high pressure with east winds but the shift to a southeast may be significant) there was an influx of migrants today: 1 Greenshank (pic 1), 1 Redshank (pic 2 with Greenshank), 1 Common Sandpiper (pic 3), a male Yellowhammer over in the early morning (pic 5), 1 Fieldfare, 1 Wheatear and summer visitor numbers were boosted to 30+ Whitethroat (pic 4), 15+ Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Sedge Warbler. Seems like the singing Willow Warblers have moved through and Blackcap and Chiffchaff numbers are down implying that some of the early singing population were migrants.

Also 5 shelduck and 2 LRP. About 6 Gadwalls still but Shovelers might have gone and only about 10 Teal left. 20+ Stock Dove on the mound. No House Martins and only 7-8 Sand Martins. 1-2 Swallows. 1 Peregrine.

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