Saturday, 15 April 2017

April 15th
We arrived at Chamber's Wall after the overnight showers had past through and did our usual walk up to the Oyster Farm in cloudy conditions with a chilly westerly breeze blowing. We counted 12 Goldfinches, 3 Whitethroats, 21 Linnets, 3 Chiffchaffs, 6 Shelduck, 20 Mallard, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Grey Heron, 13 Swallows W, 1 House Martin W, 1 Sand Martin W, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Redshank, 67 Carrion Crows, 15 Oystercatchers, 6 Ringed Plovers, 4 Little Egrets, 3 male Wheatears, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Turnstone, 2 Greylag Geese, 1 Shoveler and 2 Blackcaps.

Ringed Plover

Dave Smith was also out today and his highlights were 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Wheatears, 3 Yellow Wagtails and a steady trickle of Swallows with the odd Sand Martin and 1 House Martin, He also had good numbers of Sedge Warblers and Whitethroats.

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