In reply to Derek C:
Ooh, fabulous shots, Derek. What smart looking birds Wheatears are.
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In reply to TeeJay:
I saw a water pipit at Rainham Marshes only last week, and we still have a few Bewick's and whooper swans at Minsmere, so there's still a fair amount of movement to look forward to.
Roll on the hirundines!!
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
In reply to Clare:
Hi Clare, Sand Martins are coming through in numbers now, good numbers seen at Bowling Green Marsh, Two Wheatear on the marsh last evening... dear o' Chiffchaff are arriving to with that wonderful spring song!! what a great time of year....awesome.
Steady sightings of sand martins across Devon with the first 6 Swallows reported on the Exe Estuary. A first Cuckoo heard near Tiverton yesterday afternoon. Green Sandpiper and a Ruff reported on the other side of the Exe Estuary. Look out for your first sighting of this years Swallow and listen out for the Cuckoo, they are arriving in the UK.
Portland Bird Observatory in Dorset blogs always worth a look if you are interested in Bird migration. Large numbers of birds logged here every day. portlandbirdobs.blogspot.co.uk
Gorgeous wheatears, swallows coming too, great stuff.
Lot to learn
In reply to gaynorsl:
Popped to Bowling Green Marsh for an hour hoping for some migrants and chuffed I had a Ruff
Great stuff (to continue the rhyming) ;-)
"Let loose the Kraken!"
In reply to Stuart Vine:
Saw my first butterfly of the year (brimstone) and chiffchaffs. (Gloucestershire).
In reply to Robbo:
My first 8 Sand Martins flying North this afternoon along with 20+ Meadow Pipits and 6 Skylarks at Braunton Burrows North Devon. A birder a mile down the road reported 60+ Sand Martins over open fresh water. Good Numbers now arriving.
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