Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Sunday

Bright, Sunny W-SW 3-4 0700-1500
Another day of disappointment with seemingly good conditions for migration but nothing occurring, I'm pretty sure that this high pressure system that is plonked over us is the cause, looking back on previous good days at this time of the year the weather has often been dominated by a low system centred over northern France which we haven't experienced for a while now. Anyhow a few birds were noted with maximum count of 5 Common Buzzard, a single Curlew west, 14 Golden Plover, 1 phylosc warbler first thing which was undoubtedly a Willow Warbler but was seen mega briefly other than in flight, and the Little Owl once again. Butterflies seen included Peacock (in the shed then released), Small TortoiseShell and a Brimstone.
Little Owl

Brown Hare

Peacock in the garden

One of the local Common Buzzard
PYL 76: Curlew

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