Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Late March 2013

31st: The first White Wagtail of the spring flew south. Present on Tennyson Sands were 25 Avocets, 4 Pochards and a Water Rail.

30th: Highlights were 4 Woodcocks and a Water Pipit.

29th: In off the sea were 2 Marsh Harriers. High tide yielded 4470 Grey Plovers, 4500 Bar-tailed Godwits, 4000 Dunlins, 4400 Knots, 25 Ringed Plovers and 56 Turnstones.

28th: The only birds of note were a Brambling and a Coal Tit.

27th: Around were 13 Redwings, 5 Woodcocks, and a pair of Kestrels displaying over Aylmer Avenue.

26th: Another Caspian Gull flew onto Tennyson Sands at dusk. Flying north during a sea watch were a Little Gull, 3 Kittiwakes and a Fulmar.

Another 2CY Caspian Gull on Tennyson Sands (Nigel Lound)

25th: A 2CY Caspian Gull was discovered on Tennyson Sands at dusk. About were a Water Rail and a Barn Owl. Offshore 2 Red-breasted Merganser flew south.

2CY Caspian Gull on Tennyson Sands (Nigel Lound)

24th: Only a single Brambling was noteworthy.

23rd: Flying into roost on the Wash were 6000 Black-headed Gulls, 150 Common Gulls, 35 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 50 Great Black-backed Gulls.

22nd: Very quiet due to dreadful weather.

21st: 5 Kittiwakes were offshore, and a Common Buzzard came in off the sea. Meanwhile, a female Marsh Harrier flew south. A Great Spotted Woodpecker was drumming in the Plantation, and 4 Yellowhammers were observed near Tennyson Sands.

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