Thursday, 15 April 2010

Local Again

A very quiet walk around Sparham, produced no new migrants. I finally caught up with Little Egret here this year, but the highlight came in the form on a wonderful Roe Deer. A brood of Greylag goslings were seen.
Further down the valley it was pleasing to find a Little Ringed Plover at a traditional breeding site, after the brief earlier bird at Sparham.
Swanton Morley was equally as quiet. The Lesser Whitethroat was rattling again and a small group of Swallow were still present.
A brief stop at Guist produced a pair of Marsh Harrier, 4 Common Buzzard, the Harris Hawk and 3 Little Egret.

Wednesday 14th April
Cloud cover and a still wind might have contributed to both Common Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler arriving since y'day. A Hirundine flock of c 25 birds included at least 1 House Martin and 2 Sand Martin. Other scarcer birds for the site were also seen, including Yellowhammer, Collared Dove and Kingfisher. A single Herring Gull flew over, as did a Lapwing.

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  1. Work allowed me an afternoon visit to Strumpshaw and gropper added to year list. Aha I thought Paul 176 Dave still on 175. Not so! Some good stuff on your patch and your 177 total noted.

    Sorry to spoil the fun but other year listers have more than 180.

  2. David Norgate aka Ruralchill16 April 2010 at 09:15

    Gropper is good, would be happy to find one at Sparham or Swanton. Yep, some god birds seen around the patch - hopefully it will continue!

    As far as year listing, I am not! I am just keeping a year list (if that makes sense)!!