Migrants on the Move

Quite an interesting day today on the birding front with, for me the first mass sightings of migrants. A look at the Chiseldon flood water turned up a Yellow Wagtail along with the Green Sandpiper and a Mallard. I followed this with a half-hour visit to Coate. This is where the migrants were found with a field full of Wagtails. Around fifty Pied, three White and ten Yellow were counted. Also here were a few dozen Swallows, a handful of Sand Martins, a single House Martin, Meadow Pipits, Linnets and Goldfinches. Around the water were Two Common and one Green Sandpiper, one each of Little Ringed Plover and Lapwing and two Shelduck. In the evening I headed back to Coate for the evening dog walk and was rewarded with an Arctic Tern, four Common Sandpipers and hundreds of Sand Martins and Swallows.

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