Monday, 3 May 2010

May 3rd 2010

We had limited time for birding this morning which was a good job as I still can’t get accustomed to this cold spell. Quick look at Brandon Marsh with 6 Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, Garden Warbler, Kingfisher plus a chance to chat with Di.
Lawford Heath had Yellow Wagtail, Red-legged Partridge and Corn Bunting before we moved on to the pond but unfortunately yesterdays flock of Artic Terns had moved on but the Swift and hirundines numbers were impressive with 600 Swift, 200 Swallow 50 Sand & 100 House Martins. The male Wheatear joined by a female, Great-northern Diver off farborough spit and 5 Yellow Wagtail the only other birds of note.
Driving through the valley produced just one Yellow Wagtail.
This cold spell has knocked mothing on the head with poor catches but both Dave and I have managed a Swallow Prominent.


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