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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

05th Apr 2016: Redstart

Unfortunately, the Black-necked Grebe did not decide to hang around and there was no sign of it this morning. It does highlight something that I ponder over fairly often and that is just how many birds pass through the area on migration that go unrecorded. If Colin hadn't been out looking yesterday, well that's another story... and today another new bird for the year was recorded.

John had a Willow Tit this morning on his way back from the valley and Colin had a Blackcap singing in the valley. John was out again this evening and found a smart male Redstart in the hedge between the water treatment works and the cattle field. Other than that there was not a lot around but all three common hirundine species around today.

Courtesy and copyright of JFT

Courtesy of John - best played in HD

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