Greater Sandplover Kazakhstan May 2017

02 September, 2011

The count of Yellow Wagtails reached the dizzy heights of 48 this morning, but otherwise it was more of the same really. Our joint totals were: 45 Whitethroats, 35 Blackcaps, 3 Redstarts, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Wheatears, 2 Garden Warblers and a single Spotted Flycatchers. Just a handful of Chiffchaffs and 2 Willow Warblers were logged, whilst hirundines were also slow to get going, the Swallow count peaking at ca. 250. The sea was flat calm with little offshore except four Great Crested Grebes and six Common Terns, but resident birds included a good count of 26 Grey Partridges (two coveys), 2 Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Peregrines and a Little Owl