Sunday, 23 April 2017

More good patch birding...

The Green-winged Teal at the Budge Screen this morning was my fourth 'scarcity' on the patch this year, and my first here since January 2015. Also on the Budge Fields were 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Ruff, 3 Whimbrel, and, of course, the White-fronted Goose.

At Chevington the Black Tern remained, giving superb scope views in the sun. A Grasshopper Warbler was also showing well and our first Reed Warblers of the year were singing.

A stop at Castle Island on the way home gave an unlikely combination for late April - a sub-adult Iceland Gull and a Long-tailed Duck...

Green-winged Teal

Grasshopper Warbler
Iceland Gull

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