Tuesday, 26 April 2011

An altogether uneventful day saw very few birds of interest around, and migrant numbers were also low. A Grey Heron, four Ring Plovers, two Common Sandpipers and a couple Dunlins were seen around the narrows, whilst a good passage of hirundines throughout the day totalled to: eight Sand Martins, 148 Swallows and two House Martins. A Black Redstart singing at the abbey and a Song Thrush at Cristin were the highlights from inland; warbler counts came to: a Grasshopper Warbler, twelve Sedge Warblers, six Whitethroats, one Blackcap, eight Chiffchaffs and eleven Willow Warblers

Dunlin (c) Ben Porter
 The first Spectacle moth of the year was the highlight in the moth trap. (c) Ben Porter

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