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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Ingrebourne Valley April 2nd

Out at dawn in search of migrants, a lovely bright morning with the Valley really starting to come to life, makes you feel better to see summer coming. I definitely was not feeling better due to the monthly birders drink the night before, legs and head were on auto pilot and driving me forward into the wilderness.

The viewing area at dawn
As you can imagine many species are now singing well, 10 Chiffchaffs were recorded on a round robin route taking in the viewing area, Berwick Ponds and Reservoir and returning back through the horse paddocks. Blackcaps were also on the up with 8 heard singing.

Cetti's Warbler

Male Reed Bunting going for it.
Only a single Willow Warbler was heard but top migrant will go to an early Sedge Warbler heard singing off and on just beyond the green bridge. Easily my earliest by about a week.

Waders were represented by 3 Green Sandpipers and a Common Snipe in the viewing area early a.m, and then later 2 Redshank flyovers, still no sign of a Little Ringed Plover but I understand from mates that they have been seen. No Swallows as yet but 2 Sand Martins were over Berwick.

Very distant Green Sandpiper
Teal are still hanging on with 18 pair, mostly in the viewing area.

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