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3rd April St bees

Posted by meg33 on April 3, 2011 at 2:26 PM

Brilliant day in west Cumbria, now I don't say that too often

Soddy started poor, with nothing new to add to yesterdays sightings. X2 Willow Warbler

 

At St Bees, 1 Male Redstart was a great bird to find,, now there not rare but a great record  especially on passage.

8 Wheatear probably more around site.

11 Twite including color ringed bird (red white yellow) was really nice surprise.

i managed to find both a Hooded Crow and a HoodedXCarrion Crow by lighthouse, i think these are both long staying birds, as Ive seen these both many times before although never together, its also possible that the x is its offspring from last year????

A Stonechat was my first of the year and have been very thin on the ground.

8 Puffin and 5 Black Guillemot are always a bonus.

2 Raven were in the area long with 3 Swallow, a possible Painted lady butterfly and a  Rock pipit in lighthouse garden.

Razorbills showed nicely in the sun.

Decided to have dinner at Whitehaven Harbour where there were many more gulls present than on my previous trip including the Adult Yellow Legged Gull still. What a cracker..and the sun was out.

Finished the day at broughton bridge where it was nice to get my first House Martin of the year with 20+ Sand Martin.  

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