Tuesday, 3 April 2012

April 3rd 2012

A female Wheatear and 5 Fieldfare were on farborough bank when we arrived with yesterdays Ruff on the island briefly and the ponds first Swallow of the year over toft shallows. Other sightings included 12 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcaps and single Willow Warbler between toft shallows and the country park plus 18 Goldeneye, 18 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 6 Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker, 16 Linnet, 10 Meadow Pipit and 20 Buzzard. Also seen today but not by me were 2 more Wheatear, 2 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Oystercatcher in the morning and a Gannet in the afternoon when the rain arrived (bugger).

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