Sunday, 31 March 2013

A small passage of pipits and wagtails

It was generally another slow day with numbers of the commoner migrants similar or a little fewer then yesterday. The only exception to this was a small arrival of pipits and wagtails, most of these being seen on a walk out to the lighthouse and back; totals for the day were 36 'flava' Wagtails, 2 White Wagtails (at Koureli), 14 Tawny Pipits, 2 Tree Pipits and the first Red-throated Pipit of the year. 

The only migrants to have increased in numbers were Hoopoe (11) and Woodchat Shrike (4). Counts for a selection of the other grounded migrants were: 11 Quail, 2 Wryneck, 4 Willow Warbler, 14 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Ruppell's Warblers, 21 Subalpine Warblers, 4 Sedge Warblers, 2 Great Reed Warblers, 18 Nightingale, 1 Collared Flycatcher, 2 Black Redstart, 4 Redstart and 4 Whinchat.

Hopefully better tomorrow ! Now where have I heard that before ................

1 comment:

  1. Hi guys, well you've got a few more migrants than we have, there was a Chiff on S Ron the day before yesterday.... At least it's sunny and warm (during the day) here. Plenty of Brambling in the garden and the Tree Sparrow is still here.