It's arrival was overshadowed by another migrant this morning, a much scarcer spring bird on the coast - whinchat.
|whinchat - record shot|
Two male blackcaps were vying for territory by the Budge screen and whitethroats were still singing strongly. I recorded 48 species at Druridge in three hours this morning, without a seawatch. I reckon with a seawatch I could have easily seen 55 species, over a third of the average yearly total!
The warmer conditions this morning may have been responsible for a hatch of cinnabar moths - they were everywhere!
|Cinnabar moths - at it!|
|redshank in summer plumage|
I've only had whinchat twice in the spring Ipin, much more chance in the Autumn. I see you've got the Cinnabars too!
I had a whinchat on thursday too !
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