Rillage Point to Watermouth

In complete contrast to yesterday, a weak weather front sinking south at dawn brought cloud and a few spits of drizzle in the W wind, grounding a singing Lesser Whitethroat (first of year here) and a reeling Grasshopper Warbler. Visible migration included 105 Swallows and 47 House Martins flying W or NW in the space of an hour from 07.00, along with a Grey Wagtail, 3 alba wagtails, 53 Linnets, 32 Goldfinches and 4 Siskins. There were also two different female Sparrowhawks moving W with the hirundines and finches, but whether migrants themselves or local birds in pursuit of a passing snack is impossible to know.

Posted April 18th, 2016 at 2:55 pm by Tim Jones in Bird News