Thursday, 17 April 2008

Starr Gate and Lytham St. Annes Nature Reserve - 17th April 2008

Sandwich Tern
11 Eider Duck

9.15-11.45 - Starr Gate

Tree Pipit over, 15 Red Throated Diver, 5 Little Gull, Common Tern, 16 Arctic Tern flew south, 50+ Razorbill, 8 Guillemot, 19 Eider flew south, 27 Sandwich Tern, c1000 Knot flew South, c500 Dunlin, 8 Shelduck, 300+ Meadow Pipit flew North, 2 Swallow, White Wagtail, 5 Whimbrel flew south, Redshank, Sanderling, 5 Cormorant, Gannet [Grey Seal, 2 Harbour Porpoise]

11.55-12.30 - Lytham NR

Wheatear, 2 Stonechat (male, female) 2 Magpie, 19 Meadow Pipit, Skylark singing
BOLD = new for the year!


Nick Patel said...

Great report there. How does a Tree pipit sound on migration, i think it's like a buzzing sort of pipit sound, isn't it?

Zac Hinchcliffe said...

Its sort of a tzit...can't reallly describe it tbh!
It's certainly a sinlge call rather than the repetive incresing in pitch call of the Mipit

Think of a meadow pipit that is calling once and at a high pitch!