16 April 2011

Latest migrant activity

Although we've been absent from the blogosphere for about six days, our enthusiasm has only waned a tiny tiny bit. In truth, it's just been a bit quiet - a bit of a lull in proceedings. We've continued to have Wheatears on most days, and trickles of Hirundines though. Whitethroat numbers are building, and Chiffchaff and Blackcap are everywhere.

The lastest year addition came today, a mid-afternoon stroll over onto the Flats producing a Lesser Whitethroat, a day earlier than last year. If my records are to be believed, I last saw a Lesser Whitethroat on August 17th, and probably last heard one sing some time before that, so the fact that I picked it up on song is nothing short of miraculous. Something, at last, is sticking.

Our 106th bird of the year, though tomorrow when all the local birders have stopped twitching all over the country like nutters, we'll hopefully add a few more...

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