Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Wednesday 6th April 2011
What a scorcher, but I only managed to get outside for the cycle into work. 8x Chiffchaffs, 1x Willow Warbler, a Blackcap singing but not seen (first for the year). Other birds seen along Gallagher's Gallop and the East Malling paddocks included 4x Bullfinches, 1x Nuthatch, 1x Yellowhammer, 4x Linnet, 2x Green Woodpecker, 1x Sparrowhawk (with a charm of Goldfinches 'bouncing' nosily above it!), 1x Little Owl and at long last my first Swallow of the year...phew! But no Wheatear - and there were 25 in a paddock in Crayford this morning!!!
Back at home in Barming this evening, 2x Jackdaws, 1x Pied Wagtail, 2x Collared Dove, 3x House Sparrows, 1x Wood Pigeon, 2x Chaffinch all sat out on my roof (not necessarily at the same time) while I mowed the lawn.