Thursday, 21 April 2011
First WHIMBREL of the year
This morning David Bilcock and I both saw our first WHIMBREL of the year. It flew over us, heading north-east, while we were by the bench near the Mead’s footpath – not once did we hear it call. Also we watched two Dunlin fly around trying in vain to find somewhere to land. I also heard a GRASSHOPPER WARBLER in Rushy Meadow but couldn’t see it. The ploughed field held four Wheatear this morning – this really is a remarkable series of records for this location. Several Yellow Wagtails also flew over as I was walking back from the res to home (Roy Hargreaves).