Sunday, 29 April 2012

Thurlestone Marsh

Stormy conditions NE f 8/9 heavy rain and obscured horizon was as expected , birds didn't!

Bay watched 06.15 -11.30 and 16.00- 18.00 (when conditions improved ).

Highlight this morning was a Wood Sandpiper which flew through at 10.55. Other waders were - 3 Dunlin,     3 Bar Tailed Godwit, 33 Whimbrel.
On the sea single Great Crested Grebe and Great Northern Diver ( sp ), 2 Brent Goose flew east ,with 13 Sandwich Tern in the bay .
On Thurlestone Marsh a single Black Tailed Godwit.

Passage of Hirundines this afternoon in 2 hrs totals were - 30 Swift, 20 Sand Martin, 50 House martin , 100 Swallow