Saturday, 9 April 2011


Today's highlight was the song of a lesser whitethroat emanating from a favoured patch throughout the day. I'm sure Jon 'Canuck' Carter will agree that this is the earliest arrival date for this species by several days. c900 PG (pink-footed geese) still using Colloway Marsh.

My two vis. sessions were warm and in bright sunshine.... but pretty dull nonetheless. Still no ospreys for me.

0745-1045 yielded only 47 meadow pipits, 10 sand martins, a tree pipit, a swallow, 12 redpolls, a siskin and 6 linnets. All birds were heading NE.

1500-1800 fly-overs comprised 26 sand martins, a swallow, a siskin and 66 meadow pipits, all NE. The latter figure featured a party of 52 heading over the city at 1730. 


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