Thursday, 29 March 2012

Climping..... or the Med?

A late afternoon walk at Climping felt more like a mid-summer walk on a Mediterranean beach today, as we were treated to more glorious sunshine. Not much in the way of unusual migrants, but there were two year species for me, in the shape of four Common Terns that floated past offshore and at least five Wheatears, including three males which accompanied us on the walk back.

Northern Wheatear, Oenanthe oenanthe
Northern Wheatear, Oenanthe oenanthe

Other birds around included the obligatory spring Chiffchaff as well as Goldfinch, Greenfinch, and Common Buzzard and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was also heard drumming away. Out on the boulders near Elmer were Sanderling, Turnstone and these two Ringed Plover. May this lovely weather continue!

Ringed Plover, Charadrius hiaticula

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