Friday, 11 March 2011

First STONECHAT of year - 10/3

This morning the windy conditions made migrants unlikely so I was pleasantly surprised to find a male COMMON STONECHAT on the fence that runs parallel to the cemetery track – spring migration!! I couldn’t find the Sand Martins reported last night but a male Red-crested Pochard was in front of the hide and two Little Egrets were in the creek to the right.

Today I also had a splendid male Brambling and an adult and 1st winter female Brambling in the garden.

Looking at the weather forecast the weekend and early part of next week don’t look too bad for migrants – southerly and south-easterly winds in there coming from southern Europe.

Roy Hargreaves

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