Thursday, March 21, 2019

Crimsworth Dean

A walk around the upper Dean this afternoon for Jen to find a 'stonking ' male Wheatear. What a beauty, shame I didn't have the means of taking a decent photo.
I gather BS also found a pair of Wheatear at Fly Flatts as well this afternoon. The move is on !
I still think it's amazing that after, or during migration these birds arrive in such fantastic condition.

Plenty of Curlew, Lapwings, Jackdaws, Starlings and a flyover flock of c60 Golden Plover.
1 Fieldfare
2 pairs Mistle Thrush
2+ Kestrels
1 Raven >N

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Brian Sumner . said...

Jen bet us again Dave, hope she does as well with Osprey.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Good do with Wheatear Dave.
Very early?

David Sutcliffe said...

They usually arrive mid to late March John. Right on time for the 'first wave' - there will be a good few more yet. Watch out for Ring Ouzel as they can arrive in March as well - though we don't get many nowadays and then usually in April.

Brian Sumner . said...

Had a scare at Fly Flatts this morning with a Blackbird which is rare for here, thought it was a Ring Ouzel but not to be.