Saturday 25th March 2017

A beautiful sunny day with a brisk north-east wind, there was far more general bird activity today with 2 Kestrels, a male Merlin, and young female Peregrine all hunting in the area, 3 Bearded Tits on the east bank early morning, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 8+ Chiffchaffs, a Black Redstart near the harbour sluice at Thornham, and a passage of small finches including 2 Redpoll sp and 6 Siskins.

Five Hebrew Characters were in the moth trap, and a Brimstone, 2 Peacocks and 2 Small Tortoiseshells were on the wing.

Highlights from Walsey Hills included 3 Little Ringed Plover, a drake Garganey seen from the east end, 6 singing Chiffchaffs, 4 Red Kites and 5 Siskins over. Moths of interest included singles of Pale Pinion and Acleris cristana.