Thursday, 14 April 2011

14th April

A dark morph Arctic Skua was a new addition to the year-list, but most other sightings were of lingering birds. The 6 Black-tailed Godwits and the Sparrowhawk were still present, and other counts came to 72 Wheatears, 3 Dunnocks, 4 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, a Goldcrest, 3 Rooks, a Carrion Crow and a new record-breaking spring count of 75 Lapland Buntings.

Lapland Buntings are not usually a common species here at this time of year: the highest ever spring count prior to this year's invasion was just seven birds.

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