Tuesday, 6 April 2010

More Migrants

A windy day surveying near Beverley, East Yorkshire produced a hunting Goshawk and displaying Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Buzzard, all over the same patch of wood! Migrants observed included 9 Barn Swallow (all flying northeast) and 1 Yellow Wagtail. Other interesting passerines included Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer, Skylark and Linnet. Small flocks of Golden Plover were noted with breeding Lapwing very evident. Two very quick flyover butterflies were noted - probably Peacock/Small Tortoiseshell but they were too high and gone too quickly to get an ID.

The local patch walk this morning produced 2 singing male Blackcap, 6 singing Chiffchaff with nest building noted in Magpie and House Sparrow but no hoped-for Willow Warblers, yet.

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