Saturday, 26 April 2014

Rubetra? You betcha!

Dan here.

Timed today's visit to coincide with the rain clearing. I harboured a faint hope that every bough would be decked with flycatchers and every field festooned with chats, but that didn't come to pass.

There were a few of the latter family to be found; two Whinchats were at the saltmarsh edge with five Wheatears. The Whinchats could have been yesterday's birds, but perhaps not-- four out of five of this morning's Wheatears were female (after yesterday's macho-fest).

Two Sedge Warblers were singing near Freeman's Pools, where the dainty, slightly paler LBB-thing was seen once more.

Two Little Ringed Plovers were on the flood and a Stock Dove was drinking from the Wildfowlers Pools, where 3 Teals and 2 Gadwalls were noted.

Vis mig seemed restricted to a very few NE-bound Swallows and Meadow Pipits.


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