Wednesday, 22 April 2009

New Hythe,April 22nd.

Nice clear,warm day.Of note was my first Garden Warbler of the spring.It was seen in the bushes which run along the edge of the water treatment works (Brookland),it flew off in the direction of the sunken marsh.Lesser Whitethroat now number five in the Abbey Mead lakes area.

Hirundines are still in very low numbers.

A short walk during the afternoon in the woods at Upper Halling,produced a calling Tawny Owl and Buzzard.

April 22nd 1971 weather, rain first thing,later calm and sunny.
Brookland lake 50 imm Herring Gulls,100 imm B H Gulls,1 1mm L B B Gull,1 ad Common Gull.

Abbey Mead lake 1 Swallow,1 Swift (first) 10 House Martin,3 pairs Mallard,1 Cuckoo,pair G C Grebes,1 Heron,1 Lapwing,a Sedge Warbler was singing on the railway bank.

Brook House area 4 Yellow Wagtail,1 Blue headed,2 Tufted Duck,linnets abundant.

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