Saturday, 29 March 2014

Changes on the Way

A lovely day at Seasalter this morning where I started at Wraik hill finding 2 chiffs and my first blackcap, not much else on the reserve but plenty of chaffinches and 3 yellowhammers etc in Pye alley Lane. Wraik Hill'Bottom' was its usual lifeless self. I hope all the clearance work is not going to scare away the nightingales. 

Moved down to the seafront where the brents were nowhere to be seen and at the hightide roost, 29 ringed plovers, 6 dunlin but nothing else except a few oystercatchers. A walk over the plots revealed 7 snipe and a pair of marsh harriers plus two med gulls overhead and a little egret on the field behind Waldens.  Several butterflies, with c.6 tortoiseshells, 2 peacocks and a green veined white and a walk around the huts was still without wheatears!

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