15 March 2011

Chiffchaffs arriving

Chiffchaff is invariably the first of the spring migrants to arrive in numbers and birds have started appearing in modest numbers at various sites aroud the area over the last few days. Paul Tyrrel photographed this silent bird in beautiful light at Oxwich Burrows on Sunday.
The only other summer migrants noted so far in our area to date have been Sand Martin on the 11th (Alastair Flannigan), Wheatear on the 13th above Common Cliff (Adam Tilt) and I was told by Mark Newton that an Osprey was seen heading up the Loughor estuary today.

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