One, Sanatorium Park this morning.
Following a small movement ssw of 1,100 on 22nd and 4,000 on 27th there was a large movement ssw over Canton and Leckwith this morning: c 62,000 birds passed over with the greatest numbers between 7.30am and 7.45 am when 20,700 were counted. Birds still passing over when counting ended at 9am.
Canton, one singing in scrub along railway line.
Reed Warblers at two sites along Ely Trail.
Cettis regularly at Grangemoor Park.
Common Whitethroat-4 singing; Lesser Whitethroat – one singing near the small pond; Cettis’-one singing.
Sanatorium Park–2 singing since 26th April.
total of 15 singing Blackcaps regularly along a two mile stretch of the Ely Trail.
Two Cettis singing Grangemore Park plus three Willow Warblers.
Swallow (1), Sand Martin (15), Cetti’s (two singing), Willow Warbler, one.
Canton garden, first one singing today. Yesterday, 7 Blackcaps singing along 500 metre stretch of Ely Trail.
2nd March, another singing Chiffchaff in Sanatorium Park.
First singing Chiffchaff. Grangemoor Park, one Cetti’s singing. Greenfinch singing at three sites.
Almost daily ssw movement during this generally clear, cold spell. 5,235 ssw over Leckwith between 8am and 9am.
More SSW movement but only saw the tail end of what was probably going on–1,700 counted in fifteen minutes.
Another big Woodpigeon movement over Leckwith, with smaller numbers over Canton. Movement SSW as usual. 24,200 birds passing in one hour between 08.15 and 09.15. Two large flocks of about 500 birds “fell” from quite a height into Company’s Wood, Leckwith. Smaller numbers continuing after count ended.
A bit earlier than in recent years-Woody movement SSW over Leckwith this morning. 11,700 birds in fifty minutes counted from 0800 hours with birds seen (uncounted) before and after.
Redwing over Leckwith this morning and Chiffchaff in the garden in Canton.
Company’s Wood, Leckwith this morning , one calling incessantly. First Marsh Tit I’ve located locally since 2010.
Reed Warbler singing; first (five) House Martins back in traditional breeding location.
Canton Ditches, Leckwith Road: one Reed Warbler singing.
Leckwith Hill area: Grey Wagtails holding territory.
Reed Warbler singing in scrub, Canton, 200 metres away from river. Sanatorium Park, one Whitethroat singing. Leckwith Hill/Ely Trail, Grey Wagtails holding territory. Grangemoor Park, two Whitethoats singing; one Cetti’s singing. Watkiss Way/Ely River, one Cetti’s singing
Two Whitethroats, one Cettis clearly seen and singing.