Monday, April 23, 2007
Top- Pink footed Geese
Second - Moorhen
Third /Fourth - Mallard
Fifth - Low Newton by the Sea
Despite the BBC forecast, this morning was bright and sunny with a light SW2. Later cloud came over from the West with showers ( BBC was right).
At Boulmer this morning, 6 Wheatears, 3 Whimbrel flew S calling as usual. I wonder how many we would record if these birds stayed silent?, 1 Sedge Warbler singing, 3 Grey Plover, 4 pairs of Grey Partridge.
I took a trip up to Newton Pool, my nearest bit of proper wetland. Its no East Chevington but it has a history of attracting good birds. Small but perfectly formed I say! On the pool were 20 late Pink footed Geese all huddled up avoiding the local Mute Swans and Greylags, 1 Little Grebe and 1 Goldeneye. In the dune scrub were 1+ Grasshopper Warbler, 5+ Willow Warblers, 1 Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warblers, 5+ Reed Buntings and a few Linnets, one watched nest building in the dead bracken. Not a bad show of migrants.
107. Sedge Warbler.