Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Early birds.........

Set off early, 06.00, first birds of interest were Swallows, steady stream heading north. On the track Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Linnet, Reed Bunting. On the marsh near walled meadow Whimbrel showing well, up to 4, Wheatear up to 6 but no Whinchat today. Bumped into Dan who had walked down the river bank, he had 8 Redpoll and a Siskin overhead plus 2 Stock dove on stubble. Walked back to pylons and saw 8 Eider, Goosander with chicks, Raven heard. We got back to Freeman’s Pool and a bit of a shower produced 3 Swift over water, a Sand Martin, Swallow and House Martin. Common Sandpiper on river near old factory 

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