Birdbrain Stuff

Friday, March 25, 2016

Somewhere Sunny

Loads of Serin. Few Chaffinch. Greenfinch, Goldfinch, 1 Linnet. 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, Dunnock, House Sparrows. YLG. LRP, RP & Kentish Plover. At one stage a troop of c25 were whizzing around. Good numbers Teal, Shelduck, Mallard. Swifts seen first in am but by pm Swallows came thru then Sand Martins.
4 Stonechat, 2 Whinchat, 4 Zitting Cisticola (sounds like a dermatological problem).

Got a life time mega MARBLED DUCK with some photos too. Reacquainted with Red Crested Pochard around 5 prs. Similar Gadwall, Shoveler and Wigeon. c3 Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, Black Kite, Hoopoe. A pr Kestrel were mobbing a crackin light phase Booted Eagle.
5 Yellow Wagtail sub sp e.g Blue Headed but not any Whites, interestingly.

10 Black winged Stilt, 2 Redshank, 1 Grey Heron, c12 Little Egret. 4 Coot, 2 Red Knobbed Coot, 2 Moorhen, Little Grebe.
LSW singing as were about all the Cettis Warblers in Spain. Chiffchaffs, 3/4 Sardinians and a green job that could have been Melodious Warbler will have to be unclaimed. At least 2 Moustached Warbler were blasting away and I may have had a couple of Great Reed grunts but by now I've had enough.

If  this pace keeps up I'm gonna need a holiday.

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