Tuesday, 22 May 2012

21st May

It was another calm and clear day. A few migrants were around, although many more probably passed straight on to take advantage of the good weather. The most notable species were waders: the first Curlew Sandpiper of the year was on the golf course, and another new pair of Dotterels was found.

Counts of some migrant passerines came to 7 Blackcaps, 4 Whitethroats, 7 Sedge Warblers (mostly breeding birds back on territory), 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers and 2 House Martins; just singles of Sand Martin, Tree Pipit, Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Pied Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Goldcrest, Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch, Siskin and Comon Redpoll were seen. Other sightings included 2 Pochards, a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel, 3 Woodpigeons and 2 Collared Doves.

Pied Flycatcher

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