Saturday, 11 April 2015

Saturday 11th April

Overnight rain raised hope of a change of fortunes but migrants remained hard to come by. Seawatching before 8am produced the first four Common Tern of the year, two Great Northern Diver, 40+ Gannet, 18 Manx Shearwater and a blue Fulmar. A silent presumed Siberian Chiffchaff was the pick of the migrants in the bushes sharing them with just 10 Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler and a Blackcap. Overhead the long overdue first Sand Martin of the year flew through with a Golden Plover and single figures of Swallow, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Wood Pigeon and Goldfinch also moving east. Elsewhere counts from the estuary included 122 Curlew, 14 Ringed Plover and sevens of Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover and Sanderling

 Presumed tristis Chiffchaff - Lee Collins

Presumed tristis Chiffchaff - Alan Keatley

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