Sunday 14 September 2014

Dengemarsh Wheatears

Dengemarsh Gully - 1000hrs - warm, dry, sunny, ne 4 - Mrs PT joined us for a stroll this morning commencing at Springfield Bridge where we were treated to a flyover Bittern and Great White Egret, due to a low-flying aircraft, while the field before the gully held 2 Whimbrel and 3 Wheatear. I wasn`t expecting much in the gully and so it turned out to be with only one migrant, a Chiffchaff, plus Dunnock, Robin, Blue and Great Tits and a squealing Water Rail.  However, at the end of the gully, towards Penn Bars a fall of at least 15 Wheatear was noteworthy. A few Mipits and Yellow Wagtails went over, a steady trickle of Swallows and Sand Martins headed into the wind and that was about it.

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