Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Elusive Serin

Very poor record of a very skittish Serin.

A look around The Point this morning was not very productive with few birds showing in the cold  dull conditions. DW was in the trapping area trying to pin down the elusive Serin with some little success. As I joined him the bird called and alighted very briefly on a bramble before flying high down to the lighthouses where it was lost to sight. Despite a search of the area it was not seen again while I was there.
A cycle ride to Dengemarsh and Christmas Dell , found 4+ Hobby's, a Peregrine, 2 Cuckoo's, a Raven, 2 drake Garganey, a Ruff, a steady trickle of Hirundines and the usual reed bed Warblers. Moving on to Galloways the highlight was a Corn Bunting and another Cuckoo. 
Last night the sun came out at at 19.30 and immediately the birds started singing in the Rape field opposite my garden. 2 male Yellow Wagtails started displaying to 3 females, several male Reed Buntings appeared atop the stems singing, a Cuckoo flew through and in the ditch a Reed warbler started chuntering.  

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