Sunday 19 April 2020

Sylvia warblers

Lade - Lockdown Day 27 - cool, sunny, dry, ne 3 - Another crystal clear day with bright sunshine and blue skies throughout, although temperatures were supressed somewhat by a chill wind off the sea. The garden moth trap, unsurprisingly, held just a single Tawny Shears.

  Our daily exercise walk produced nothing new for the list, but there was a noticeable increase in sylvia warblers across the local patch; mostly Common Whitethroats (11) and Blackcaps (5), plus a Lesser Whitethroat singing off against a Common in the same bush by the ponds. On the desert a single Northern Wheatear, two single figure flocks of Mediterranean Gulls overhead, three drake Pochards around the willow swamp, plus Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Stonechats and several Swallows through.  

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