Wednesday, 11 April 2012

10th April

It was expected that overnight easterly wind and rain would ground a few birds, and a light sprinkling of fresh migrants was indeed evident in the day. Robins and Wheatears were the most numerous new passerines, with 13 and 17 respectively, while other odds and ends included a Brambling (the first of the year), a Chaffinch, a Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrushes, 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Rooks. A couple of Woodpigeons appeared to be new birds arriving from the sea, and a Water Rail at Holland House had also probably just arrived. The Collared Dove, Greenfinch and 2 Iceland Gulls were all still present.


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