Thursday, 25 March 2010

Raptors and new arrivals

Raven (by DomenS)

Local patch:
a Raven above the pine wood.
In the afternoon on Mount Stena/Glinščica valley (Basovizza/Bazovica - TS) of interest: Rock Bunting, Raven, male and female Peregrine, Buzzard, Stonechat (1 female), Mistle Thrush (singing), Woodlark (1), Cirl Bunting, Hawfinch and Crested Tit.
On Monte Grisa - Kontovel (TS) the situation was a bit livelier with some new spring arrivals too:
Marsh Harrier (1 male flew past), Raven (1), Siskin (heard), Alpine Swift (13), SWALLOW (1 flew past), Garganey (o a flock of 85 on the sea), Kestrel (1 m and 1 f at same time), Grey Wagtail (1 singing), Common Swift (1 among Alpine Swifts - this year's first!) and a single House Martin (the first for the year!).