Friday, 2 May 2014

On the West again

Been a strange Spring at the farm this year. Normally the wind direction that will drop the highest amount of birds is a North Easterly, closely followed by Easterly and the South Easterly. Chuck in some low cloud and drizzle and it should be a bonanza. Though this year it has been somewhat different. All our good birds are coming in on South Westerlies and occasionally Westerly winds. So yesterday a crew gathered in the hide, the wind was South West to South East and there was low cloud with occasional heavy rain and drizzle.

So Myself, Sicknote, Frankie, Pinpoint, Dave and Prof gathered expectantly. We weren't to be disappointed. With the day total ending up on

2 Bar wits, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Ring Plover, 10 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin, 4 Common Tern, 2 Great White Egrets, 20+ Swift, a host of Sand Martin and Swallow, Wheatear, 2 Hobby, Yellow Wagtail, singing Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler.

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