Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Final fling for aprilMMAa

   Made my way up twords the Memorial garden first-off , amongst the Gulls were a few Sandwich
   and Common terns (96) close to shore.
   Plenty of Cormorants around but no Diver sightings , all moved on it seems.
   Went back to the harbour and up to the shingle beach and found a nice Common sandpiper ( 97)
   amongst the rocks , tried a bit of sea-watching for a few minutes but apart from the odd Gannet and
   Fulmar , nothing much doing.
   Up to the fields next so for a Mig hunt , rewarded straight away with a nice female Blackcap (98) ,
   one that had eluded me so far so good to get , plenty of Chiffys about just up from Patrick's bridge
   found my first Willow warbler on patch this year (99).
   Took a walk up through the coastal fields next twords the Cull , after a few minutes heard the
   unmistakable sound of a reeling Gropper (100) , only a 2nd patch record for me , on my way
   back twords the harbour found a Whitethroat( 101) and a couple of Male Wheatear and watched
   a hunting Kes for a few minutes to finish off a fine morning.
   So at April's end currently on 101 spp / 127 pts or 62.26 % Tom :-)

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