Associate Members Spring Bird Walk 26th April 2015

Good visible migration conditions today for the Beddington Farmlands associate members spring walk (More here). A north-easterly airflow, low cloud and light rain produced ideal fall conditions. We saw 1 Hobby, 2 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 10+ Yellow Wagtail, 30+ Swallow. 3-4 House Martin, 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 Skylark. We also had Shelducks, Gadwall, Teal and Lapwing and heard Lesser Whitethroats, Whitethroats and Sedge Warblers singing.
The full Bird Group counts for the day were as follows : 1 Hobby, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Snipe, 2 ‘Commic Tern’, 2 Skylark, 4 Sand Martin, 60+ Swallow, 6 House Martin, 6 Meadow Pipit, 3 Tree Pipit, 4 White Wagtail, 1 Blue-headed Wagtail, 37 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear and 2 Whinchat.
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Common Sandpiper
More on today and blogging from Beddington Farmlands see here : http://peteralfreybirdingnotebook.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/members-day.html

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