Back at the car park, I looked over the stretch of grass just east of there and I saw 2 Wagtails the first an obvious Pied wagtail but the second was a fine spring male White Wagtail, with pale grey back contrasting with the neatly demarcated black crown and nape. I called over Roy and his wife and they enjoyed this bird before it was flushed after several minutes by 2 children running over to the exact spot where the birds were.
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Spring Migrants at long last!
After spending much of the past few weeks looking for spring migrants, I finally saw 3. After rising very late following the change to summer time, by 11am BST I was watching several singing Meadow Pipits, 6 in total and the odd Sky Lark on the North Denes this morning, there was no sign of the Iceland along either the Beach, groynes or Links rd car park. I then walked over to the new caravan park compound. I finally saw my first Wheatear of the spring, a fine male feeding near the pile of earth by the tractor. Having walked off I bumped into Roy H and his wife at Sparrows Nest car park, I retraced my steps and showed them the Wheatear and Ruth H said there was a second, another fine male Wheatear just to the right of the original bird.