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THORPE MARSH: More hirundines arrive

14th April 2014

Another after work jaunt, this time to Thorpe in search of passage waders. This particular search was in vain, with no sign of any of the hoped for species (Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, LRP). I did see my first patch Buzzard of the year, as one soared over the woods. Walking along the path towards the cattle pound two Sedge Warblers were singing, and two Kingfishers flew over the path. A summer-plumage Little Grebe was on the broad, and small groups of Swallows flew over. Bird of the day was a House Martin mixed in with one of the Swallow flocks, my earliest patch record by three days.


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