Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Berry Hd

Tremendous fall of migrants today 0700-1100hrs: 1 Nightingale (singing), 11 Grasshopper Warblers, 17 Redstarts, 3 Whinchat, 5 Garden Warblers, 7 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 1 Pied Flycatcher (male), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 23 Sedge Warblers, 5 Reed Warbler, 26 Wheatear, 156 Blackcaps, 192 Willow Warblers, 103 Whitethroat, 2 Cuckoo (together briefly), only territorial Chiffchaffs that I could make out just 7 singing. good numbers of Swallows, Swifts and House Martin also over.
Butterflies:Clouded Yellow and my first Small Copper of the year.

Best ever fall for me at Berry Head. Sorry about the early phone calls to several of you!