Saturday, 2 April 2011
First fall of the Spring
70+ Northern Wheatears littered the Great Orme today, with the total number probably being many more. A few obvious Greenland race birds were also amongst them. Pride of place went to a cracking male Redstart seen at mid-day along the hawthorns and still there around 3.30pm. At least five House Martins moved through along with many Swallows and a few Sand Martins. The first Tree Pipit of the year 'buzzed' overhead but could not be seen, while Meadow pipit numbers were well into the 100's. Five Willow Warblers and a few Chiff-chaff were also present. 2 Sandwhich Terns fed offshore.