Friday 25 May 2018

Spotted Flycatchers

Lade - muggy, misty, light airs - At the local patch all the expected grebes and wildfowl noted on the lakes, plus Grey Plover over calling in the murk and several new Chiffchaffs around the willow swamp, presumably late migrants.
Long Pits - A circuit of the lakes produced at least three Spotted Flycatchers along with Lesser and Common Whitethroats, Reed, Sedge and Cetti`s warbler and Blackcap. Another flycatcher was present in the lighthouse garden.
Burrowes - Much quieter than yesterday with just one Little Gull, a stunning adult Grey Plover and several Turnstones of note, plus a few Common Sandpipers and Ringed Plovers.
  We finished the three day bird tour for Raymond on 114 species with the undoubted highlights being the flock of 17 Black Terns on Burrowes and the Bee-eater at Littlestone.

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