Monday, 5 April 2010

Back By Popular Demand

Well, ok it has been a while but I thought it was about time I started to update my blog a bit more regularly and what with the coming of spring now seems like the ideal time to do so. This year has got off to a slow start with Black-throated Thrush and Bonaparte's Gull being the highlights so far, however a White-tailed Eagle a few weeks back was also a nice find.

Last week saw a big twitch down to Suffolk for the Lesser Kestrel, definitely my birding highlight of the year so far, the bird was distant, however showed well perched up and in flight, even feeding on the wing at a bit closer range. In addition to the Lesser Kestrel, Great Grey Shrike and Alpine Swift made nice additional species to the trip list, with a few migrants also noted (Wheatear, Swallow and Chiffchaff).

Back at home the migrants have started to arrive, with plenty of Chiffchaff present for over a week now, with a few Blackcap, Sand Martin and Barn Swallow also noted, including a Barn Swallow noted over the garden this pm.

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