Monthly Archives: April 2017

26th April 2017 Wood Warblers

A bitterly cold & strong NE wind, clear skies continue. The north wind worked again by dropping in some migrants, despite a clear night and morning. Wood Warbler in the old trapping area. Literally the first bird I saw this … Continue reading

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22nd April 2017 Grasshopper Warbler

A bright morning with a brisk NW wind, warm in sheltered spots. Clouding over by mid morning. Willow Warbler in Belle Tout. I only covered the Belle Tout area and Crowlink, up towards Went Hill. Another arrival of Willow Warbler … Continue reading

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17th April 2017 Hen Harrier

Another day on foot all over the headland. A switch in wind direction with a cold NE airflow under mostly cloudy skies. Male Hen Harrier. Jamie’s shots of the mornings star bird. In general numbers of Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap and … Continue reading

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16th April 2017 Pied Flycatcher

A calm, bright morning with a light SW wind building throughout the day with rain late on. Wheatear in the gully first thing. A full and rewarding day on foot covering most of the headland with pal Jamie Partridge. Every … Continue reading

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11th April 2017

Another bright start to the day with a strengthening in the NNE wind. Raven on the cliffs near the very highest point of the headland this morning. A quieter morning for me with less the 10 Willow Warbler and 4 … Continue reading

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10th April 2017

Another bright morning, not as much cloud cover as anticipated in fact the bank of cloud seemed to have stalled some miles inland. The wind had switch to a light NNE wind which did, as anticipated, drop in a few … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Blue Rock Thrush

Having had time to reflect and digest the fact Thursdays Blue Rock Thrush was the same bird that wintered in Gloucestershire, I now feel have a vested personal interest in it’s outcome. I had only loosely followed the narrative surrounding the record … Continue reading

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