Sunday, May 03, 2020

Soil Hill - updates from the week

Much slower week on the whole. At least 5 Whitethroat around the Hill now, Willow Warbler numbers remained consistent (Peak count 8) with a slight dip during the poorer conditions mid-week. Oystercatcher, Lapwing and Curlew present daily. At least 2 pairs of Red-legged Partridge around. Few bits from the week...

27th April
6 Wheatear
1 Stonechat

28th April
As previously posted 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Cuckoo and 2 Wheatear

29th April
1 Green Woodpecker calling nearer Ogden
Singles of Stonechat and Wheatear

30th April
1 Goldcrest
2 Wheatear

01st May
1 Raven flew east
Single Wheatear

02nd May
1 Greylag Goose and 3 Cormorants flew N over
1 Sand Martin blogging
1 Wheatear

03rd May
3 Snipe. Highest count of the week but recorded daily
2 Sand Martin
3 Wheatear


darrell j prest said...

Still some good birds coming through though
Re red legged partridge many of them come from people who shoot they buy the eggs on the internet raise them then let them loose mostly near pheasant runs
Lots the other side of fly flats saw 8 over there the other week going to work

David Sutcliffe said...

A pretty good week again Daniel.