Tuesday, 19 June 2012

19th of June: June Migration

A warm south-easterly wind produced the first notable migrants of the week. A male Stonechat, briefly, and this superb male Red-backed Shrike were seen this morning.
Above and below: Red-backed Shrike (Joe Cockram)

This afternoon a Common Whitethroat and an un-streaked Acrocephalus warbler (probably a Reed Warbler) were added to the migrant list.

The Gadwall/ Grey Partridge nest, mentioned yesterday, was observed this morning. Three Gadwall chicks had just hatched. This evening, this had increased to seven incredibly cute chicks. We now await the fate of the eleven partridge eggs remaining in the nest.
Gadwall chicks (Joe Cockram)

- Joe

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