Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Cold and frosty.

Sunny, 14º, light to mod NE.

A cold and frosty start at Cholsey marsh this morning with the mist rising off the Thames.
Arrived there just after 05:00 and Sedge Warblers were singing in abundance with nineteen counted on the marsh with more down towards the 4 Arches and several on the opposite bank, eleven Whitethroat, five Chiffchaff, two Lesser Whitethroat, a single Willow Warbler, two Blackcap, three Song Thrush, eight Reed Bunting and many Wrens. A Kingfisher and two Jay also on the other side of the river. Notable absentees were Cuckoo, Reed Warbler and Garden Warbler but hope these will arrive soon.

A visit to Lollingdon hill after found two Wheatear, two Whitethroat, a Chiffchaff two Yellowhammer, four Linnet and six Corn Bunting.
Later in the day I went to Bury down where a Dotterel had been seen but no luck just three Wheatear and six Whitethroat.

Dropped back in to Lollingdon hill on the way back and very much the same as earlier but with a few Swallow around and a lot warmer.

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