17th April 2016

Cool northerlies hardly inspired much enthusiasm today but a few new migrants arrived, notably a Marsh Harrier high and west over North Cliff, a Reed Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat at the Dams (both firsts for the year), three Bramblings in the Rocket Pole Field and male Redstarts at the Dams and at the Tip. Other records included a scattering of Goldcrests, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps and a couple of Buzzards in the northern area.

Brambling, Rocket Pole Field (Ian Robinson)

Brambling, Rocket Pole Field (Ian Robinson)

 

Yesterday (16th), a pair of Long-tailed Ducks headed north past the Gap (KC, NCt) and a pair of Red-legged Partridges were in the Reighton area.