Wednesday, April 23, 2008
A change in the wind has brought an immediate change in the birds. After a swing from NNE to SSE I finally managed to get my first Boulmer Swallow this evening, maybe a fortnight late. Also while out with Bunty, a sound I always anticipate at this time, the 'seven whistles' of a Whimbrel as it steadily flew north overhead. These birds always seem to be calling, you think they would get hoarse...
A single male Wheatear was on the beach ( probable Greenland ) with a small scattering of Turnstones, Knot and Dunlin, 2 Red breasted Mergansers were just offshore and 4 Herons waited for the tide to recede so they could take advantage of what was left stranded in the rock pools.