Friday, 19 March 2010

19/03/10 Lutley Wedge 07.00am (7°c) (13.9°c) later. Sunny spells and scattered cloud, breezy (SSW)

Chiffchaff Lutley Brook 19/3/10

Lapwing Wassell Grove Pools 19/3/10

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Chiffchaff singing (Wassell Grove Pools 19/3)

The first migrant Chiffchaffs this spring arrived on the patch today, with 1 Chiffchaff singing at Wassell Grove Pools this morning, and another 2 singing along the course of Lutley Brook. Whilst watching one of the Chiffchaffs at the Pools i also heard a Common Redshank which called once as it flew high overhead. This is only the third record of Redshank at Lutley Wedge.
10 Fieldfares flew over the track down to Wassell Grove Pools, and 5 Pied Wagtails, 40 Linnets and 10 Skylarks were in the ploughed fields alongside the pools track.

Visible Migration at Wassell Grove Pools:-
19 Meadow Pipit
1 Redpoll sp
2 Lapwing >S
1 Common Redshank
1 Cormorant >NE

Also 1M Wheatear was seen on 18/3/10 in the ploughed field alongside the track down to Wassell Grove Pools. (SLC)

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