Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Late Escape

Dan here.

Today's unpleasant weather made my watchpoint untenable (a few swallows N before heavier rain set in), so I had a trail round the more popular parts of the parish instead.

Interest was limited to a pochard, 12 each of sand martin and swallow and two little ringed plovers at Freeman's Pools.

A wheatear was in the stubble field and a male blackcap was in the wood.

Bumped into a similarly bedraggled Steve W who could only add another wheatear and some meadow pipits to the migrant tally.

Late-escaping news from my visit on Saturday included a saker (or saker-type) falcon chasing crows at high speed.

A merlin and 3 male white wagtails were also noted.


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