Sunday, 21 April 2013

21st April

A light southerly wind made for an enjoyable days birding with plenty of new arrivals and several species making their first appearance of the year. A cracking Hawfinch caught and ringed at Holland House in the morning was the highlight, with the other additions being a Redstart (equal earliest record), 4 Sand Martins, a Greenfinch and a Goldfinch. Further passerine sightings included 2 Tree Pipits, a good arrival of 110 Wheatears, 46 Redwingsand 4 each of Chiffchaff and Goldcrest. There was some 'corvid' passage too, most notably 7 Ravens which flew south together, while 4 Jackdaws and a Carrion Crow were also new.


 Hawfinch

Redstart

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