Friday, 18 April 2014

Bad Friday

Dan here.

I mounted a dawn raid on the obvious parts of the parish today, but it didn't feel too good for migrants under clear blue skies, and I left just as Easter hol people (who have the temerity to enjoy beautiful weather) were beginning to arrive en masse.

There certainly hadn't been a significant arrival of birds, indeed-- the Darter Pool Common Whitethroat from the other day and sixteen White Wagtails (old news!) were the pick of the birds.

Didn't seem to be much vis mig, with just one northbound Siskin and a Swallow noted. A pair of Grey Partridge were in evidence and at least twenty Linnets were in the maize fields.

A House Martin was seen eave-prospecting on nearby Willow Lane.


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