Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Wednesday 22nd April
The first Garden Warbler of the year was in Dead Dolphin Wood, with three Wheatear and two Willow Warbler the only other grounded migrants. Overhead two Siskin, a Yellow Wagtail, two Swift, 16 Swallow and three House Martin passed through. Elsewhere single Arctic and Common Tern and Great Northern Diver were offshore with single Dark and Pale-bellied Brent Geese in the estuary along with 20+ Whimbrel, 10 Grey Plover, 60 Dunlin, a Knot and 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, of which three flew E far offshore and were seen to pass Seaton (23 km away) later that evening (re. 'Axe Birding' blog). A late Water Rail squealed from the Main Pond.