Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Plenty of Migrants
There were plenty of birds on the move this morning following the warmer southerly winds and scattering if rain in the early hours. Four Spotted Flycatchers had made landfall, two in the cemetery, one at Pink Farm and one by Piwell's Well. A singing Lesser Whitethroat was doing it's best to outsing everthing from deep within the brambles behind the cemetery. Two Sedge Warblers, a Garden Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiff Chaff, 9+ Whitethroat and a single Wheatear were also dotted around the place. A fine Whinchat was on the limestone pavements while ar least 3 Tree Pipits and 5 Redpoll flew overhead. There was also a steady passage of hirundines and Swifts during the early morning period and many young birds- Coal Tit, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch and Mistle Thrush were being fed by their busy parents.