Sunday, 25 April 2010


What a great little day. A good turn out for the Spring Migration Bird Walk. Weather was on our side with some rain and cloud forcing migrants down. The undisputed highlight of the day was a reeling Grasshopper Warbler (around the 20th record for Beddington and only my second) which we found on 100 acre. Another highlight was this male Whinchat (pic 1) which was a prize for the late staying tour members. In terms of newly arrived migrants there were also 6 Wheatears, 20+ Swift, 15+ Sand Martin, 5+ Swallow, 15+ House Martin, 3 Reed Warblers, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6+ Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper
and 1 Greenshank.

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