Sunday 5 April 2020

Willow Warbler and Blackcap arrive!

Early SSE breeze stffened and shifted more to east. Quite a warm day.

Heysham Nature Reserve 10:00 - 11:30
Chiffchaff 8
Willow Warbler 1 (first of year)
Blackcap 1 (first arrival of year)
All singing males

Swallow 4 (first of year)
Sand Martin 2
House Martin 1 (first of year)
All flying NE
Above records from Shaun.

Meadow pipits at 09:30 13 flew north over Red Nab, but they quickly slowed, only 28 in an hour.
Rock pipits 3 - probably not migrants
Wheatear 1

Both the Knot and Turnstone are starting to moult into summer plumage.

Butterflies (morning only)
Brimstone 2
Peacock 4
Small Tortoiseshell 2