Saturday, 23 March 2013

Saturday 23rd March 2013

From first light migrants were coming in off the sea and during the morning a site record 70+ Chiffchaff moved through with small groups feeding low down in vegetation across the site and several birds being seen leaving high to the north off Warren Point, with them were 65+ Wheatear, which also failed to linger, most rapidly continuing north or east from the spit. Other species included single Short-eared Owl and Merlin on Warren Point, the first Sand Martin and two Blackcap of the year, c120 Meadow Pipit, five Goldcrest and two Redwing with several of the Robin, Blackbird and Song Thrush having a continental feel. Elsewhere two Pale-bellied Brent Geese flew in and remained in the Bight with 230 Dark-bellied Brent, four Mediterranean Gull were on site and 24+ Sandwich Tern and the Slavonian Grebe were in the estuary.

Wildlife News - Honesty is still one of the few plants to be in flower this spring. Frog Spawn is being left high and dry as the water recedes in Greenland Lake.


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