Tuesday, 12 April 2022


I woke to the sound of rain hitting the bedroom window this morning. The wind had eased and gone round to a more southerly direction, so I was hoping for a few migrants on Orcombe Point. In the event they were very thinly spread, and it took three hours of walking field edges to come up with 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroats, a male Redstart, 2 or 3 Tree Pipits, 2 Meadow Pipits, 3 Swallows and a single Wheatear. Oddly, no Willow Warblers but plenty of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps singing, on territory. Offshore - 27 Sandwich Terns. Good to bump into Dave Stone as always.
Off Mudbank a little while later - 4 Whimbrel, 1 Redshank, 1 Turnstone, 6 Mallard, 10 Sandwich Terns and 14 Dark-bellied Brent Geese. No Pale-bellied Brents today.

 Five Goosanders doing their best to stay hidden on Blackhill Quarry pool today. Otherwise just 5 Tufted Ducks and no sign of the Ring-necked Duck or any returning Sand Martins.

No comments:

Post a Comment