mandag den 19. maj 2014

My first red one in the hand

A real mixed bag weather wise today with pretty thick fog lingering through the morning, a nice spell at lunchtime before heavy rain set in early afternoon (which unfortunately coincided with me cycling back from town!) and finally a nice pleasant end to the day.   There were a few birds around in the morning and I managed to catch 32 new birds including 2 Common Rosefinches, an Icterine Warbler, 2 Redstarts, 7 Whitethroats, 4 Garden Warblers, 10 Willow Warblers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Pied Flycatchers and a Swallow.

Common Rosefinch

Look at the tail streamers on that!

Birds at Kroghage in the early afternoon (before the rain set in) included a smart male Red-backed Shrike, a singing Common Rosefinch, 3 Whinchats, a Redstart and a few more singing Reed Warblers setting up territories.   A 1st summer Little Gull was off the point late afternoon along with a flock of 10 Goosanders and a Common Sandpiper.

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