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Sunday, 17 April 2011

A mini- fall of Wheatears

Yesterday, Saturday 16th April I had look around the North Denes, the Iceland Gull was perched on the groyne just south of the newly, ghastly named Dene Ting caravan site (old Took's shop).
There were several Wheatears seen one male briefly on the concrete block before it was scared off by the inevitable dog, it took sanctuary together with 2 other Wheatears, so there were 3 Wheatear (2 male and 1 female) within the compound of the newly named Caravan site.
A couple called me back and I identified the Turnstones about 12 seen on the seaweed encrusted rocks of the old seawall and amongst them were 3 Purple sandpiper. The Iceland Gull stood and then sat on one of the posts of the groyne which I pointed out.
A look around Corton revealed 3 Wheatear within the old Sewage works (2 male, 1 female) and 4 Wheatear (3 male and 1 female) on the ploghed field just east of there.
Whilst looking north, around 40 Sand Martin flew in the sky, several prospecting for nests by the cliff, up to 6 Swallows seen too.

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