Monday, 27 April 2009
Pictured: a newly-arrived common whitethroat pops out to check it's in the right place....it is...(it's above the 'th' of footpath)..
Had hoped the downpours would re-invigorate the patch somewhat, but the only definite off-passage birds were a whimbrel, three wheatears and two sand martins. Better this evening perhaps.
A little owl, siskin, nuthatch and willow warbler were in the Pony Wood/Aldcliffe village area of 'the parish'.
Evening visit saw quite a number of House Martins and Swallows with 1 Swift. Also, LRP 2 on Freemans and a Little Egret on Frog Pond. Stevew