Wednesday, 27 April 2011

27th April

Very few migrants arrived on a much quieter day. The first House Martin of the year made its slightly tardy appearance in the afternoon, but other passerines were in short supply: 5 Sand Martins and 24 Swallows completed the hirundine line-up, while a Tree Pipit, 3 White Wagtails, 2 Dunnocks, the same Robin, 114 Wheatears, a Redwing, the same Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaffs, 9 Carrion Crows, 2 Chaffinches, a Brambling and 2 Redpolls were counted. At least 8 Lapland Buntings were also still present.

Raptors included a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk and 2 Merlins, 2 Collared Doves were in the garden at Holland, and the best waders were 10 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Whimbrels and 14 Curlews heading north overhead.

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