Sunday, 19 May 2013

Flighty Serin

My day started with a walk from the ARC car park to the pines and back. Of note the drake Scaup still from the screen, 2 Marsh Harriers, and the usual Warblers. At the south end of the ARC the only notable bird was a Redshank.
Ariving at the obs DW had seen and heard a very elusive Serin in the trapping area. I joined him for a walk around the area, during which we encountered the Serin several more times in flight but never managed to pin it down and saw precious little else. Around the lighthouse area the only migrant I could find was a Chiffchaff, the resident male Black Redstart showed well there.
A walk from Springfield Bridge to Scott Hide drew a blank on yesterdays Red-backed shrike. 2 Hobby's were again on the fence though not as obliging as yesterday, in Hayfield 3 still at least 2 Lapwing chicks.
 This evening I visited The Midrips, where the Highlights were, 58 Shelduck, 6 pairs of Wheatears, 14 Avocets, 12 Redshank, 12 Ringed Plovers, 6 Oystercatchers, 2 Curlew, 2 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and a Marsh Harrier.
                         Some of yesterdays Early Spider Orchids at Samphire Hoe.

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