Friday, 10 April 2015

Spring at Last

7th April

A beautiful sunny morning, just the day for a trek around the patch. I didn''t go to WraikHill and just concentrated on the seafront and Seasalter Lane.  Along the lane, cetti's, skylarks, lapwings, wrens, 1 egret and c.60 teal out over the levels. At the seafront 6 grebes were on the sea with just a few oystercatchers and curlew plus 3 brents and 4 lesser b.b.gulls then later 3 egrets, one allowing me a photo as it fished in one of the pools.

Out on the plots, the usual haul, including stonechat, linnets, goldfinches, cetti's, chiffchaff, sparrowhawk (one I'd not seen for a while here}, song thrush and reed buntings etc..  Another look out to sea revealed 9 grey plovers, 7 which were resting the other two flybys, 2 redshanks, 2 shelduck, 3 turnstones, 1 common gull and 9 g.b.b.gulls. Back over the plots were 8 buzzards circling high up together which was the same amount I saw a couple of days ago......maybe the same local birds?  Fairly pleased with the final total of 50 species for the morning.

1 comment:

Derek Faulkner said...

A good total but not un-typical of a winter's day count, you seem to be suffering the same absence of Spring migrants as the rest of us.