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Monday, April 03, 2017

Happy Monday

A much better day for being a birder with a fair bit of action and new species to boot, namely 4 Little Stint, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Blackcap, 3 Moustached Warbler, 2 Sand Martin. A Nightingale or Thrush Nightingale was singing from thick cover so I switched on the camera video recorder and hopefully playback and listening to Xeno Canto this evening should resolve matters. Also in new for me were 3 Redshank which is hard to believe for such a widespread wader.

Other players worth a mention: 1 Purple Swamphen, c23 Ruff that came swooping down in a rush, 2 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 LRP that came close for average photos and 3 Garganey not quite so close. 4 Pochard besides the c20 Red Cresteds. 4 Corn Bunting and a Hoopoe I managed a snap of.
I searched 2 historic Stone Curlew sites that normally produce by this date but none so far. Wound up the session with Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk.

PS The singer was Common Nightingale I would've preferred Thrush but let's not be churlish.

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