Friday, 4 May 2012

Early April 2012

April 10th: A Willow Warbler was the first of the year. 4 Fieldfares flew south while 6 Redwings were around. Other good birds were 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Goldcrests, 2 Marsh Harriers and 2 Little Ringed Plovers.

April 9th: The best birds were a Crossbill, 5 Chiffchaffs, 24 Avocets, a Fieldfare, a Goldcrest and a Short-eared Owl.

April 8th: A Redstart, 2 Willow Warblers, 10 Chiffchaffs and 10 Redwings were noted.

April 7th: Both Short-eared Owls were around, as were 6 Chiffchaffs, a Stonechat and 5 Corn Buntings.

April 6th: Heading south were 9 Fieldfares, 6 Redwings and a Siskin. Chiffchaffs increased to 11. A Little Ringed plover, a Goldcrest and 2 Corn Buntings added variety.

April 5th: Northward went 32 Fulmars. Other birds of note were a Short-eared Owl, 73 Redwings, 6 Wheatears, a White Wagtail and 4 Chiffchaffs.

April 4th: Few records, but 13 Lesser Black-backed Gulls were on Tennyson Sands.

April 3rd: Thrushes going south were 1786 Redwings and 206 Fieldfares. Also moving were 21 Snipes east and a Sand Martin south. Avocets increased to 51. Around were a Peregrine, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 4 Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap and a White Wagtail.

April 2nd: Flying south were 2 Grey Herons, a Swallow (first of the year), and 4 Siskins, and southwest 6 Fieldfares. A Chiffchaff was present.

April 1st: A Sand Martin went north and a Brambling south. Around were a Merlin, 39 Avocets, a Little Ringed Plover, 2 Short-eared Owls, 6 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler and 2 Blackcaps.

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