Friday, 8 April 2011

Swift and Whitethroat

Phoning  news of the Emperor through to Andy Schofield, he mentioned in passing that he had a Swift over the old heath earlier in the day. This is a remarkably early arrival for Bedfordshire - since 2000 the first have been seen between 16th - 25th April. I did ask if he was sure it wasn't a Pallid...

And then this morning, a singing [Common] Whitethroat was on the new heath as I once again searched in vain for Woodlarks. Remarkably, this was also Bedfordshire's earliest of the millenium.

The Lodge list moves to 109.

1 comment:

  1. It transpires that Andy's Swift is the earliest in Bedfordshire since records began - 1946! These southerlies are certainly pushing our migrants along...