Sunday, 18 April 2010
A Sunny Spring day
On the Denes Oval this morning behind the Oval were singing male Blackcap seen in a tree and a singing Willow Warbler also seen in atree. Within the Oval grounds itself were 2 White Wagtail, one constantly feeding on the Pitch & putt green and one on the Oval itself. 10 Linnet were on the Denes. 12 Turnstone were seen at Ness Point several and were moulting into their fine summer plumage. 3 Purple Sandpipers were roosting on the rocky finger at the northern end of Ness Point. News off a Long- eared Owl showing in a garden at Rendham near Saxmundham resulted in an unsuccessful twitch as the bird had been flushed by Rooks before we (a birder from Bradwell & I) arrived but we saw our first Orange Tip, a fine male flew past. The whole area was an idyllic location overlooking a wet water meadow with a copse of trees and looked an ideal setting for the LEO, pity it wasn't there.