Friday, 26 April 2013

Friday 26th April 2013

The highlight was the site's 17th record of Marsh Harrier, a female type that drifted over around 8.40am. The same bird had headed north over Berry Head at 7.30 so took over an hour to travel c20miles into the strong northerly headwind.  Other migrants were however very thin on the ground with eight Swallow, two Swift, a House Martin and a Yellow Wagtail overhead and 23 Wheatear, mostly in Greenland Lake. Waders were also on the move with 120 Dunlin, 68+ Whimbrel, 17 Turnstone, 11 Ringed Plover, five Sanderling, four Bar-tailed Godwit and a Grey Plover. Elsewhere the Pintail was on the Main Pond and offshore four Little Tern were present and two Great Northern Diver flew east. Late news of a Lesser Whitethroat in the Entrance Bushes.

Wheatear 26/04/13 © Lee Collins

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