Tuesday, 17 May 2011

17th May

Several notable species were recorded, although most of them were birds that had arrived earlier in the week: the 3 Crossbills were still present, the Little Stint remained at Westness, a Wood Sandpiper flew over the observatory, a drake Garganey was seen near the post office and a Turtle Dove was at Ancum.

Small migrants included 2 Common Whitethroats, 5 Blackcaps, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Brambling and 1 Common Redpoll. A Woodpigeon and 3 Collared Doves were seen, and an afternoon corvid movement involved 8 Rooks, 4 Carrion Crows and 1 Carrion x Hooded Crow hybrid.

The Crossbills at the surgery and Nether Linnay obligingly teamed up for a group photo.

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