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Thursday 12 April 2012

Seaford Head & Dorset 12/4/12

A good day out and about with the dog (Taz). Started off at Seaford Head where there was an obvious fall of migrants. Totals are as follows:

Willow Warbler - 33
Whitethroat - 1
Blackcap - 9
Wheatear - 3
Magpie - 20+ (birds were seen high up moving east)

After this we picked up Jake and headed down to Dorset fo the Black-winged Stilt. We made good time and soon arrived on site (Abbotsbury Swannery) and soon found the BLACK-WINGED STILT on the small flood just east of the Swannery. It was always distant but good scope views were had and it was also seen in flight.

Next up was Portland where a large number of Willow Warblers were moving as were plenty of Swallows. Other bits included 2 male Redstarts, 6 Wheatears and hundreds of Guillemots and 10+ Shags were out at sea.

Taz enjoying Seaford Head
My first Whitethroat on the patch this year.
Willow Warbler in Harry's Bush
distant Black-winged Stilt in Dorset