Saturday, 23 April 2011

22nd April

Despite a promising weather forecast, very little arrived on the morning's south-easterly airflow. A Manx Shearwater (the first of the year) was at sea, and a couple of Sand Martins and 6 Swallows were seen, but besides these there were very few new birds. The Greenshank was still present, along with a Whimbrel and a Black-tailed Godwit; one apiece of Brambling, Siskin and Redpoll were seen; 23 Lapland Buntings were again in the ploughed field at Twingness, and warblers were represented by 2 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs and a Willow Warbler.

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