Wednesday, 19 March 2014

March 19th

Dusky Warbler seen on the patch this evening. Found by Andrew Easton at Oulton Marshes it showed well by the southern Dutch tearooms path calling frequently. About a month ago I heard a tack that I thought sounded good for Dusky Warbler in a clump nearer the river but had no further sign in 10 min wait. So it may well have wintered in the less frequently watched areas of the site. Also 4 Chiffchaffs and 2 Cettis Warblers present. Patch list now on 119 sp 148 pts, a very good start but still lagging well behind Tim Hodge at Horsey.

Monday, 17 March 2014

March 15th

Sporadic updates continued(roll on the spring..) Patch yearlist now on 118 sp 145 pts, pretty good to be honest and well up on last years patch. Mainly due to me recording nearly all of the common dross this time, it really is a good patch for varitey and common species. Today saw me latch on to an anticipated Red Kite in sunny skies and light WNW conducive for passages of this species in Mar/April. It was seen well flying south inland over Corton at 9.40, independantly also seen by Craig. Other highlights since last update have been 2 Stonechats at Corton and er...lots of common dross such as Sparrowhawk keeping the list ticking over nicely...