Saturday, 25 April 2015

It was a day of very variable weather conditions, with periods of warm sunny weather followed by light drizzle and then a very chilly northerly wind bringing low cloud in the afternoon. It seemed that a reasonable clear-out of migrants had taken place overnight, certainly in terms of warblers: just 15 Blackcaps, 18 Chiffchaffs and 19 Willow Warblers were seen in the sheltered areas, along with two Grasshopper Warblers, four Sedge Warblers and two Whitethroats. There was a small movement of hirundines during the day, which included nine Sand Martins, 103 Swallows and six House Martins.  A Tree Pipit, 25 White Wagtails, the male Black Redstart at Nant and  37 Wheatears  represented other passerine migrants seen during the day. The usual Little Egret was present around The Narrows for its  seventh day, where a Bar-tailed Godwit was also seen.

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