Sunday, 18 April 2010

Sedge Warbler: 125th species for the patch

Local patch: a short birding check this afternoon produced my first ever SEDGE WARBLER for the patch. The bird was almost always concealed in the thick vegetation of a bush and it seldom came out of cover. Anyway its presence was given by the calls and occasional quiet song. In the same bush also a male and a female Blackcap.
A Tree Sparrow was perching on a walnut-tree, Greenfinch in territorial singing, one Swallow, Serin, Common Swift and the usual Cirl Bunting singing.
At 19.50 pm a flock of 30 Curlews passed overhead, very high, heading east.