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Saturday, 14 April 2012

YEAR TICKS AND MIGRATION

Coverage of the area between 5.50 and 8.00am were rewarded with 2 year ticks, a Whimbrel which flew west at 6.15 am and a Yellow Wagtail N at 7.20. Otherwise fairly quiet with 5 Goosander and c8 Goldeneye still lingering, single LRP and Redshank and another small increase in numbers of Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap.


Just like this pic even tho the light is poor!
Migration watching was from 8.00 until 11.15 when a shower stopped play. Pretty quiet actually with 59 Meadow Pipits, 10 Swallows and 12 Linnets N along with single Buzzard and Common Gull.


A few of the regulars watching for migs on the 'Black Ash'
 
On a different note I was reminded today that I need a second pick for the 'Next Pugneys 1st Sweep' after correctly picking ( and seeing! - sniff!) GWE. After considering time of year etc I am going to plump for Great Reed Warbler! Previous record from Swilly and we have lots of suitable habitat - watch this space! Also waiting for votes from RB who is becoming a frequent and welcome visitor to the site.

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