Thursday, April 12, 2012
At last some Migrants
EIDB has been very slow this spring but this morning there was a respite from a number of blank days. Two Willow Warblers were singing, one in the copse and one in the Eco Park, there was also a singing Blackcap in the copse, though I have yet to record a Chiffchaff this year. Five Common Terns were present on the Thames, I had been expecting to see this species as they have been in the river for a few days. But still no Sand Martins, in fact I have not seen a Sand Martin anywhere this year, something that Jonathan Lethbridge has also mentioned on his blog. I also managed to add Oystercatcher when three noisy individuals flew onto the mud in front of the O2. There does at last seem to be some movement happening at last with Ring Ouzels and Redstarts being recorded at sites quite close to this area, though the weather is set to change again with cold northerly winds forecast.