Monday, 28 May 2012
Two 300's in a week! - 300th Post - 28th May 2012
Arriving in the cemetery, I met up with Marc, discussing the Buzzard sp from the Bird Race which after a hell of a lot of research and opinions from experts, it appears to be a weird/shot 2cy Common Buzzard!
We saw Spotted Flycatcher and several singing Lesser Whitethroat.
Walking up to the limestone pavement I picked up 5 Tree Pipit and 3 Wheatear. Sadly, this was about it for migrants and it was all a bit of a disappointment. It was even more of a disappointment when I hear a distant purring that instantly sounded like Bee-eater. I scanned frantically and listened out for anything, but it weirdly turned out to be a strange calling House Martin! Either I was hearing an uncharacteristic call, or I heard a purr and jumped to Bee-eater as that was one of my possible predictions last night.
Despite seeing nothing incredible, it was very nice to be out on such a glorious morning and also nice to finish the day with watching the Olympic Torch passing through Bangor.