Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Easter week

Very little activity recently, a few bits and bobs including some atlas ticks:

Tue 19/4 - Grasshopper Warbler in song, m + 4f Wheatear on rocky area, 3 prs Coot, all at Blindwells; Wed 20/4 - again at Blindwells Tree Pipit heard amongst 50+ Mipits morning, Grasshopper still, 2m + f Wheatear on rocky area, 2 at MTS, Whitethroat in song evening, 120 Pinkfeet SW over; Thu 21/4 - Whitethroats in song either side of Falside hill with pr Wheatear in cereal north of Myles Farm; Good Fri 22/4 - m + 2f Wheatear Ferny Ness; Sat 23/4 - pr Mute Swan Blindwells MTS, feeding on silt ponds (right), plus House Martin there; Easter Mon 25/4 - 3 summer plumage Red-necked Grebes from Ferny Ness, 2 in head-shaking courtship display, 1 summer Slav Grebe, 44+ smart Long-tailed Ducks, 60 RBM, 1 RTD; Lesser Whitethroat in song Craigy Hill, Garleton midday; 44 Rooks nests counted Fernyness Wood opposite Longniddry station, 40+ adults present

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