Recent sightings on my local patch in the last few day's includes first big arrival of Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Sedge warbler and Reed Warbler present in the hedges, willow scrub, sewage work scrub and the river embankment. Flyover of Tree Pipit & Yellow Wagtail over the last few days.
Large passage of Swallows & House Martin's on a regular basis.
Sightings from today on the patch: 20th April 2016
50 Willow Warbler
2 Lsr Whitethroat
5 Sedge warbler
1 Reed Warbler
Trip to Ham Wall today produced some fantastic birds:
Glossy Ibis( resident bird)
Garganey (2 drakes)
1 Little Ringed Plover
2 Cuckoo (1st of the year)
20+ Willow Warbler
Unidentified harrier sp (ringtail, very obvious pale neck collar and white face markings)
Few photos below of some of the latest migrants seen over the past week.
Cracking views of the Hoopoe last week showing very well down to a few metres...very confiding. My 4th British Hoopoe!!!
|Willow Warblers out numbering Chiffchaff on some fay's. 50+ on the patch today!!|
|Plenty of Chiffchaff about now..some started nest building|
|Wheatear on the patch|
|Whitethroat giving lovely views|