Monday, 3 May 2010

The best birds of the day had been and gone by 0630: a Little Egret flying over the South End and a Greenshank were seen only by those who were out early enough. At least there was a good selection of commoner migrants present for most of the day including the first Spotted Flycatcher of the year, two Turtle Doves again, a male Yellow Wagtail, a Tree Pipit and a Reed Bunting. Wheatears continued to arrive through the morning until at least 77 were present, and migrant warblers were represented by seven Blackcaps, three Garden Warblers, two Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Grasshopper Warblers, ten Sedge Warblers, seven Chiffchaffs and 16 Willow Warblers. Three Jackdaws and a Buzzard flew north, a Blue tit was heard at Cristin, three Collared Doves arrived in the evening and two Sandwich Terns were seen off the West Coast. The most noteworthy waders were a Common Sandpiper, the Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Whimbrels and four Curlews.

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