Saturday 13 April 2013

Green-winged Teal and more summer migrants

It's raining and cold outside as I type this from the warmth of my flat. A stark contrast to the blue sky of first thing this morning and the predicted temperature tomorrow. Anyway, went down to Crossness again for a few hours this morning where the drake Green-winged Teal was performing for those that had come to see it: -
drake Green-winged Teal Crossness 13th April 2013 - slightly better photo that yesterday's attempt... but only just
I recorded three first for the year here too, with a cracking male Yellow Wagtail in the paddocks, a couple of Sand Martins over as well as a Willow Warbler in bushes near the golf centre. Added to this a handful of Swallows heading northwest and a Common Tern on the river, Spring is indeed finally here. See what tomorrow brings.
male Yellow Wagtail in the paddocks today - after all those grey skies this winter, time to get the sun glasses out

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