Wednesday, 29 April 2009

29th April 2009

Although the wind was back in the southeast, low pressure still predominates and rain during the night would not help bring in any migrants. There were no warblers at all of any kind today, quite surprising for the end of April, and again (as yesterday) no Redpolls over-head. Three Wheatears, a single White Wagtail and a number of Goldfinches were the only passing birds apart from 3 Sand Martins and 18 Swallows.

Three Greylag Geese flew east early on and a Woodpigeon put in a brief appearance down the west side.

As we have no photographs of significant birds today, we show here a Grey Heron and the male Pied Wagtail that seems to be breeding, and a group of Knot on the north end with 2 in summer plumage.
Ringed today:- 1 Goldfinch (right)

(BSB,DB,JE,CJ,DCT,PT,DNW) [324] photos CJ

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