Friday, 26 April 2013

Whiteadder Point 26th

Couple of hours on the Whiteadder (New Mills-Whiteadder Point) between 9:00 and 11:00 (26th April) in cold SW'ly.

First Swifts of the season (2 singles).
Numerous Sand Martin (some of which seemed to be doing a reccy on the sand cliff which is normally used for nesting but which retreated about a good metre in the Winter after collapsing).
Many Swallow in with Sand Martins.
Pair Whinchat (first I have seen at this location).
Flock of 20 Pied Wagtail moving around fields accompanied by 6 Yellow Wagtail, as well as about 10 Meadow Pipits and the odd Chaffinch.
At least 6 Wheatear.
300 or so Wood Pigeon all up together over New Mills Wood (behind the caravans).
Whitethroat in New Mills Wood.
On return home, 3 Siskin on feeders in garden, followed by the unwanted and unloved Brown Rat.


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