Thursday, 9 August 2012

More migrants

Sunny, 26º, light NE.

A warm day and another day for migrants moving through, first visit to Cholsey Marsh with a Grasshopper Warbler and a Willow Warbler in song, plenty of Sedge Warbler still present around 50% juveniles, 1 Reed Warbler seen.
Secondly, a visit to Lollingdon hill produced another Redstart in the hedgerow to the west. Decided to circumnavigate the hill and take a look at the wooded north side where 2+ Bullfinch were present also a Reed Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat. On the south side of the hill, a Magpie was hassling the 3 Kestrels, and also 3 Mistle Thrush present. The field to the north had a Spotted Flycatcher still and a Willow Warbler.

Popped over to Wantage in the afternoon where 2 Swift were still around, maybe they still have young? Around 20 minutes later that numbered 7 then shortly after that, 40+ went through!
Had a quick look at Churn from the old railway bridge were there was another Redstart and 2 Willow Warblers, 30+ Goldfinch, a Blackcap and 2 Whitethroats.

Chiffchaffs present at all sites.

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