Wednesday, 19 April 2017

April 19th
The strong winds had abated this morning as we walked from Chamber's Wall to Coldharbour and the Oyster Farm in bright sunshine. We counted 17 singing Whitethroats, 5 Goldfinches, 3 singing Reed Warblers, 9 Linnets, 4 singing Chiffchaffs, 4 singing Cetti's Warblers, 2 singing Blackcaps, 2 Lapwings, 13 Mallard, 72 Carrion Crows, 26 singing Sedge Warblers, 6 Shelduck, 1 Greenshank (149th) in Coldharbour, 10 Redshank, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 13 Oystercatchers, 4 Little Egrets, 21 Turnstone, 5 Wheatears, 3 Ringed Plovers, 1 Shoveler, 2 Dunlin and 1 Yellowhammer.

Common Whitethroat

This afternoon we walked around the Shuart area and recorded 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Reed Warblers, 2 Whitethroats, 4 Blackcaps, 2 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Raven, 4 Lapwings and 1 Common Buzzard. We also saw our first dragonfly of the year in the shape of a Hairy Dragonfly hunting along Shuart Drove.

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