Thursday, 19 June 2008

Landguard & Felixstowe Ferry – 1st June 2008

Reports of migrants dropping into Landguard are always prevalent at this time of year, so a speculative visit is very often worthwhile.
On the common there was much breeding activity with Whitethroat and Linnet very much evident along with some more common finches. We also saw Lesser Whitethroat, Wheatear, Meadow Pipit and Swallow through.
At Felixstowe Ferry a walk out produced Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Redshank, more Linnets, with Common Tern and all the regular Gulls over. No rarities, but a very fruitful day none the less. Life bird count: 369 Year bird count: 211 Month bird count: 49

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Local patch – 24th May 2008

It was time to do the second bird survey of the year this weekend and the period of time between the two visits was some indication of the number of summer visitors that could be seen or heard. In summary the visit produced a good number of Swallows, House Martins, single Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Turtle Dove. Plus Skylark, Treecreeper and all the other normal suspects.
Life bird count: 369 Year bird count: 210 Month bird count: 73