2012 SUMMER MIGRANT ARRIVAL DATES

 

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here we go again-

 

16 03 12     King's Lynn    Garganey   

 

 

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  • Wheatears have been coming in for a few weeks, but the trickle and odd report have turned into a torrent with many being seen the past two days. Same with Sand MArtins. Odd Swallow being seen

  • In reply to doggie:

    Didnt know if you would be interested in this posted by ALAN on one of the LG posts ~

    btomigrationblog.blogspot.com

    A very old Shropshire Lad.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    In reply to doggie:

    AndrewA April 17th Norwich - thats my prediction for a summer migrant.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    In reply to doggie:

    Of course :-)

    No idea why though in 40+ years the old summer plumage has never done me much good :-)

  • In reply to Anonymous:

    15-3-12   Chiffchaff  at Sculthorpe moor

  • In reply to sugar:

    Wheatear , Sand Martin , and Chiffchaff have also been seen up north on the Wirral this month. Expecting the first sightings of Whitethroats and Grasshopper Warblers any day now.

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  • In reply to Galatas:

    I've been keeping an eye on the Portland Bird Observatory blog and interestingly their first wheatear was on 7/3/12 and things have been pretty slow there apparently with trickles of chiffchaff, wheatear, sand martin and the odd other migrant thrown in. One to keep a watch of as it's a good barometer of what is arriving elsewhere along the south coast.

    Very worrying with regards to that report of the dead passerines caught up in the Saharan storm, we'll have to wait and see if this has any serious repercussions.

    Warden Intern at Otmoor.

  • In reply to IanH:

    Pretty quite here at the moment, just the odd trickle although I am sure I hear swallows the other day but could not spot anything

    Caroline in Jersey

    Cin J

  • In reply to Germain:

    18/03/12 - Chiffchaff - Merrington Green - Shropshire

    23/03/12 - Chiffchaff - Upton Magna - Shropshire

    + reports of Sand Martins at Venus Pool last weekend.

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  • In reply to Rockwolf:

    Here in N.Yorks Chiffchaff 20/03/12,Greenshank dropped in briefly before heading N orth 20/03/12 and Osprey passed through 21/03/12

    Pete

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