07 June 2010

Monday 7th June

At long last a far better day to enjoy which also turned out to be a good raptor morning. First of all the gulls were unsettled at 10:25am, when a Marsh Harrier headed north over the paddocks, followed shortly after by 2 Red Kites over the cemetery at 10:40am, which stayed around for a good 10 minutes before drifting off slowly east. Other raptors passing through included 1 Hobby and 5 Sparrowhawks. A stroll in the allotments produced 3 Lesser Whitethroats including a new singing migrant, also 5 Whitethroats and 1 Blackcap, the cemo held a single Chiffchaff, 100 Swifts, 8 Swallows, 5 House Martins, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Corn Buntings, 2 Grey Partridges, 60 Starlings and 2 Green Woodpeckers with 7 Magpies and 9 Mistle Thrushes in the crematorium.

Tuesday 1st - Sunday 6th June

There was very little change within these days mentioned above highlights were 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps and 6 Whitethroats with the best count of 20 Swifts on the 2nd, but that was it in one hell of a quiet spell.