Wednesday, 24 June 2015

21st to 23rd June

With such poor weather earlier in the spring, I guess we shouldn't be surprised that the birds seem to keep on trickling in. The most significant new arrivals on the 21st were 2 Little Stints at Bewan Loch (remaining to 22nd), 4 Crossbills, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Spotted Flycatcher. The Subalpine Warbler was still at Gravity and at least one of the Marsh Warblers was in Holland gardens (to 22nd).We've also started to see a build up of returning waders with 30 Golden Plovers on that date, 31 Redshanks on 22nd and 96 Lapwings and 3 Black-tailed Godwits on 23rd. The male Red-backed Shrike last seen on 16th re-appeared from nowhere with proper new birds on 22nd including a male Kestrel, Black Redstart, new Garden Warbler, 2 new Spotted Flycatchers and a very large, Common Redpoll.

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