Tuesday, 31 May 2011

4 Sand martin ,1 House martin,3 Swallows, 10 Swifts,2 BH Gull and 1 LBBGull on the move n/nw this evening

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Over the weekend

First LBBGulls on the move west this week,a large flock of 77 woodpigeons in the field and the Stock Doves are definatly breeding nearby.2 sanderling ,12 Ringed plover,1 LrPlover,1 Twite,1 reed Bunting,2 Lapwing,10 Curlew,5 redshank,3 Common sandpiper, 8 Dunlin at Fly Flatts on saturday.Also the first juvenile and mixed flocks of Starlings on the cricket pitches.

Friday, 13 May 2011


iwas watching swifts from the garden all weekend heading noth,everytime a dark cloud came over masses of swifts came down with the clouds.last Night at 6.16 a large falcon was seen amongst the swifts at first i thought it was a peregrine but as it turned sideways a Hobby was the only definate bird it could be.I watched it for about 2 minutes following the Swifts along the valley to shiden park ,I reckon this bird was a 2nd summer bird.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011


Masses of swifts heading north all weekend ,also great Black backed Gulls in small parties heading east and west.First Linnets back on breeding grounds this weekend.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011


a great trip to wales in glorious spring sunshine produced,Chough,Black guillimot,Little egret 3 ,Puffin,10 species of Butterfly and a good selection of moths,the highlight a flock of 400+Sandwich terns