Saturday, 20 April 2013

Spring Burst

Whimbrels- present for several hours on the lakes 
Buzzard- a good raptor passage today with 16+ Common Buzzard and 1 Red Kite 
Whitethroat- a significant warbler influx today with 20+ Whitethroat, 15+ Blackcap, 15+ Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler and 1 Grasshopper Warbler
Blackcap- a good influx today 
Grasshopper Warbler- the first photograph of one at Beddington and the 21st record.
Peacock- a good emergence of butterflies today with 5+ Peacock, 15+ Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Comma 
Small Tortoiseshell 
Territorial Shelducks

A really active spring day with a significant influx of warblers, a good passage of raptors, some vis mig, lots of singing and territorial behaviour going on and a good emergence of insects.
Good weather too so basically a great spring day.

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