Tuesday, 19 April 2016

A Twin-spotted Quaker this morning was new for the year in the moth trap. The weekly Dunge visit today was again in very nice weather but fairly quiet for birds. A Reed Warbler singing on the ARC Pit was my first of the year and a Lesser Whitethroat showed well round the car park there. Not much at the Patch this morning but 2 Bonxies passed fairly distantly plus a few Common Scoter, 2 Gannets, Common Terns and the odd Sandwich Tern. Nearby a Black Redstart was around the buildings south of the Lighthouse Garden. After lunch we walked around the main part of the RSPB Reserve. Tree Sparrows were near Boulderwall, and Stoat showed on the entrance track near there. Further round past the Beehives 4 Whimbrel were quiet close to the track. Two Black-necked Grebes were seen distantly on Burrows Pit and Swallow was noted from the Visitors Centre. Finally 2 Greenshank were on the 2nd Hayfield at Dengemarsh where a Sparrowhawk circled overhead.



 Twin-spotted Quaker

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