Friday, 4 May 2012
Cassiobury Park (4th May)
Got another text from Ian saying a female Wheatear was down at the usual spot at the wooden benches. My luck was in again and I was pleased to relocate the ♀ Wheatear still running about in the same spot. Despite a few dogs making some disturbance it was rather tolerant and only flew up onto one of the metal bins when a dog ran straight for it. It was still present when I left at 16:00pm. Also of note was a fly-through Swift heading in a NNW direction. So far it has been an amazing year for Wheatears and am very pleased to have seen 8 of the 10 birds which have turned up so far this year (although much of the credit should go to Ian, thanks Ian)!