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.