27 April 2013

Another Common Redstart

A few cold hours at the patch from late morning revealed less migrants than yesterday, but still a good haul including 1f Common Redstart around the hawthorns, 6 (4m, 2f) Whinchat around the anthills, 9 (5m, 4f) Northern Wheatear, 2(1H) Lesser Whitethroat, many Common Whitethroat, 2-4 Hobby and 1 House Martin. Also logged were 1 Redshank, 2 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret along the Colne, another pair of Long-tailed Tits visiting a nest, and my first Speckled Wood butterfly of the year.

Female Common Redstart in full tail-quiver

2 of 5 Yellow Wagtails around the cattle on the moor briefly before heading off high north

6 Whinchat today including 4 males

No sign of the reported Grasshopper Warbler on Stanwell Moor, but migrants here included 1 Hobby, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 9 House Martin, 14 Barn Swallow. 1 Red Kite, 1m Kestrel and 2 Northern Lapwing were also noted.

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