Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Tuesday 9th April 2013

The change in weather brought a change in the birds with a long anticipated fall. A smart male Redstart on the Golf Course provided some much needed colour with 20+ Chiffchaff, eight Goldcrest, at last two Willow Warbler, the first of the year, a Blackcap and a Wheatear. The first Jay of the year was in the Cuckoo's Nest but had probably not migrated so far to arrive on site. Offshore the first Common Tern of the year was present with 26+ Common Scoter, 15+ Sandwich Tern, 13 Shoveler and two Tufted Duck. Elsewhere at least two Whimbrel were in the estuary with a Pale-bellied and 30+ Dark-bellied Brent Geese, whilst the drake Pintail remained on the Main Pond.

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