Friday, 27 April 2012

Berry Head

0630-0900hrs although there was relatively little moving overhead the headland did have several grounded migrants, it was good to see a few Whitethroats back on territories - at last. Noteable birds today: 3 Grasshopper Warbler (singing), 22 Willow Warblers, 9 Blackcaps, 5 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff (on territories), 7 Wheatear several of the males looking very bright on underside and brownish backs (Icelandic/Greenland birds), 2 Swift, 12 Swallow, 1 White Wagtail on ground at headland early on, 1 Great Skua > high N over headland, 13 Rooks > high N over headland they are usually fairly scarce on the headland with no colonies very close by.

Below: Icelandic/Greenland Wheatear left. Grasshopper Warbler right.