Friday, 8 April 2011
Tree Pipits, Sand Martins, Redstart...
sand martin- 213**
reed bunting- 1
* I usually only note a few TP each year here (always vis.), so was pleased with these two early birds.
**A decent afternoon push of SM kept me interested despite lack of migrant raptors.. On average the martins flying higher than the morning's session. In larger parties too-- usually loose flocks of 5-15).
On the deck:
An early-ish male common redstart was hedge-hopping early on, melting NE.
Circa 900 pink-footed geese feeding on Colloway Marsh.
Seemed to be a few new blackcaps in the wood including a female.