Saturday, 7 April 2012

Local Birding

Took the dogs on a nice 2+ hour walk round the local area this afternoon and managed to get a few decent birds along the way. Highlights were a flock of 10 vocal Corn Bunting, Little Owl, Merlin, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 3+ displaying Kestrel, c15+ Buzzard (including a kettle of 8!) and several moderate flocks of Linnet that'll be worth scanning for Twite if I get chance in the coming day.

Migrants were represented by a couple of singing Chiffchaff and a single Swallow that flew high north. Several Oystercatcher, Redshank and Lapwing were all observed near the river.

Yesterday evening I visited another local spot and found a really interesting flock of finches, that included 85+ Corn Bunting! A single Redshank was a new site bird for me.


  1. Top stuff Andy,had swallow,sedge warbler marsh harrier and twite tonight. zing

  2. Good stuff Zing, where was the Twite, was it local? Not had Sedgy yet, hopefully tomorrow!!!