Sunday, 24 April 2011

Clear Skies, Northerlies and Nothing

The title sums it up; it was a very quiet morning this morning at Rossall. Ian and I were there at 0515 putting the nets up as usual, but for 6 new birds it was a lot of effort. The 6 were 2 Dunnocks, Goldfinch, Whitethroat and 2 Blackbirds.


There was virtually no vis and what there was included Alba Wag, Whimbrel, Lesser Redpoll, 15 Swallows, Meadow Pipit, 18 Goldfinch and 3 House Martin. There were no grounded migrants as such except for a Lesser Whithethroat, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler in the copse. Two Grasshopper Warblers 'reeled' and 4 Whitethroats held territory.


The weather synopsis is similar for the next few days so any decent birds are going to be difficult to come by.

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