Hope Gap, Seaford Head & Arlington Reservoir 2/10/10
A nice walk around the patch this morning though migrants were on short supply. Alot of overhead migration with totals of 122 Siskins, 4 Tree Pipits, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 17 Pied Wagtails and singles of Brambling and Swift. Grounded migrants consisted of 41 Chiffchaffs, 36 Blackcaps, 3 Wheatears and a Whinchat.
Raven and Swift in Hope Gap.
Highlight by the wood was a Peregrine successfully catching a Woodpigeon and starting feeding in the field.
Went to Arlington Reservoir afterwards and got great views of the Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Also an Avocet, Ringed Plover and 2 Dunlin were present.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Avocet at Arlington Reservoir.