Friday, 13 April 2012

Rillage Point to Watermouth

06.55 to 08.55 today: light but steady passage of hirundines, mainly before 08.00, most hugging the coastline and heading W, a few going NW straight out to sea. Totals of 107 Swallows, 33 House Martins, and 15 Sand Martins. In the scrub: 6 Blackcaps (5m, 1f), 6 Willow Warblers, 8 Chiffchaffs. Flocks of Goldfinches and Linnets passing W again, with 4 calling Redpolls. A Canada Goose and 2 Shelducks flying W offshore were patch rarities!