Sunday, 23 March 2014

Wheatear's arrive in numbers

Having been busy working all weekend I was keen to pop out for an hour or so to hopefully catch with a early migrant or two.  Having given barking bay a swerve of late due to the transformation of the site (down to development) I decided to give it a crack.

This proved a good decision as I quickly stumbled on a cracking male Wheatear (my first for the spring), then scanning I picked up another Five!

Moving on through the site I find another group of four - again all males!

Not to be out done as I approach the now grassy mound, there was no fewer than 11 males and a single female! Total 22! Amazing spring count and certainly the sort of numbers you would associate in an autumn fall.

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