Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Mini Raptor passage and a few Warblers ...

At last the wind has dropped enough to make finding small birds possible, not that there was that much to see. Counts for the more obvious species were 20 Whitethroats, 19 Willow Warbler, 6 Redstart, 2 Black Redstart, 5 Pied Flycatcher and single Hoopoe and Wryneck.

The main interest of the day was again at or near the lighthouse with an Osprey coming in off the sea at 08.50, a Marsh Harrier at 10.00 and there were also 4 new Kestrels.

Osprey comes in off the sea
Osprey mobbed by a Gull

Weather - WNW 5 to start but almost calm in the most sheltered areas, dropping a little later. Mostly clear and the best visibility for a week with Antikythira just visible.


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