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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

A Day of Two Halves

First thing this morning, at Corton Old sewage works around 21 Sand Martins flew over and 2 female Wheatears were on the ploughed field.
After hearing of several birds seen later in the day, after work along the Corton Old rail track, hearing my first Lesser Whitethroat of the year, I bumped into regular correspondent Paul W. By the small copse of trees, the excellent Wood warbler sang its wonderful trilling song it flew from the upper branches of the leafless trees it then flew over to a Holm Oak. A large Phyllosc warbler with olive- green upperparts and clean white underparts with a lemon yellow breast. James B & Richard W had been watching the bird but they said it had been elusive.
It sang several times and showed well briefly near the top of the Holm Oak allowing me to fire off a few shots with the camera. It went missing for a while & following a call from James B I drove round to the Old Corton sewage works were a fine male Whinchat was perched on the mound within the old Sewage works compound. 7 Skylark were seen by the field near the church and a Whimbrel was heard flying over (but not seen).

4 comments:

Paul Woolnough said...

Definitely elusive but heard and seen. Lizardland tick for me.

Arctic, greenish, dusky, radde's etc all bagged on past visits.

Sites north of Lowestoft have come up trumps again!

Peter Ransome said...

Thanks for your comment Paul. Bit of a Purple patch over the last couple of days having seen Woodchat, 3 Ring Ouzels and Wood Warbler.
I've seen Arctic, Dusky at Corton ORT but not seen Radde's or Greenish there.

Paul Woolnough said...

Raddes was at Lowestoft Cemetery. Greenish at Gunton

Peter Ransome said...

Cheers Paul, the Raddes I missed because it was in Oct (on Scilly then) but did see one in Sparrow's Nest & the Greenish I saw at Gunton Aug bank Holiday Monday if I remember correctly.