Sunday, May 28, 2006

28th May 2006

SNR: (MJP) 1200-1500hrs. Bright, warm, sunny intervals. breezy WNW.

Common Tern - 2
Garden Warbler - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Reed Warbler - 7
Blackcap - 4 singing
Common Whitethroat - 2
House Martin - 30
Common Swift - 60
Swallow - 2
Pochard - 10
Gadwall - 8
Great Crested Grebe - 6 ads

(Ruddy Duck family, 28th May)

temporarily warm and sunny. little of note, except for good numbers of Swifts and House Martins again; also two swallows through (and one through Clissold Park later) - hirundine passage is continuing even this late in the spring.

a Garden Warbler feeding at the NE corner of the ER is late for a migrant, and a Lesser Whitethroat in the same area is some way off territory if it's the same singing male as seen regularly recently.

(Lesser Black-backed Gull on nest, 28th May)