Friday 7 May 2010

7th May 2010

The wind picked up and had veered to the North East however a couple of Willow Warblers arrived (and one was caught). A single Whitethroat remained on the island and 4 Wheatears appeared.

The day was one of small numbers but an interesting mix of species with two Canada Geese, a single Razorbill and two Little Egrets in the gutter. Waders included 15 Whimbrel, 150 Dunlin and 35 Ringed Plover.

The bird of the day was the hoped for (with this wind direction) Marsh Harrier which was found by observers leaving the island as it flew over Little Eye and battled its way into the headwind (photos above and below).
[DB, PGR, DCT, PT, VT, CJW, NDW] [264] Photos by CJW

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