Monday, 19 April 2010

Early morning WHIMBREL

This morning I headed straight for Cemetery Corner rather than the hide. At the gap in the trees where the grain used to be placed I looked through and there was a Numenius stood on the jetty. A quick examination confirmed that it was WHIMBREL. Knowing that David was on the way I rang him to see how long he would be and alert him to its presence. Fortunately it stayed long enough for David to see it. It then flew down into the goose field – calling as it did. I thought at that point that it might stay, but a few moments later it took off a and flew off to the east at about 6:15.

Otherwise there was at least one Common Sandpiper about, but little else out of the ordinary. However, there did seem to be quite a few Willow Warblers and Blackcaps about (Roy Hargreaves).

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