My pre work visits to Walthamstow have kicked off properly now and motivation (for getting up early) has come in the form of the promise of migrants. The first of which was a lone Sand Martin on the Monday that flew south over David B and I. I had 2 the following day over the southern complex and another 2 the day after that one of which perched up nicely on the lockwood for me.
David B, Paul W and myself also had a Little Ringed Plover on the thursday in the rain (thus no shots) and there have been 2 Dunlin on the Lockwood over the week too. One on the Monday…
…and one on the Friday.
Friday also held my favourite my favourite mid march event, the first returning Wheatear.
The Little Bunting continues its stay and appears to be going through some moult about the head. Some of the chesnut tones are becoming apparent in the median Crown stripe and the pale cheek spot is begging to disappear.
The Peregrines are being pretty active at the moment.
I go to Hong Kong with work end of next week, I had a great time last year (see post) and will be targeting a few different habitats this time i think… Lets see how it pans out.
p.s Ive missed out on Bar Tailed Godwit and Wood Lark on Walthamstow today.