Monday, 5 April 2010
An early start today for a breeding bird survey at Pegwell. Pretty routine birds today with nothing overly exciting, nor were there particularly good numbers of common stuff unfortunately, however a Little grebe in an ephemeral pool in Stonelees was a slight surprise. The main high point of this morning was when it rained for about 2 mins, all of a sudden there were 4 Willow warblers, 2 Blackcaps and 5 Chiffchaffs in the car park bushes, just shows what is out there. Year ticks today were Willow warbler and a Sand Martin that flew over as I returned home, a very nice male Marsh Harrier was quartering the land opposite Pfizers factory.