23/04/2013 – Redstart, Pipits, Wheatear and Warblers

Tonight I had an evening walk on the Chase, mainly to see if I could find any redstarts. Eventually I did find a female lurking near Wharncliffe Farm, but males have been sighted by other observers and an earlier morning trip should produce some singing! Elsewhere two wheatear were behind Wharncliffe Farm, and singing birds included two tree pipit, nine willow warbler, four yellowhammer, plus dunnock, wren, robin, blackbird, blackbird, chaffinch, great tit, chiffchaff, song thrush and skylark. A single swallow was flying round Wharncliffe Farm, and there were 25+ each of meadow pipit and linnet.

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Not too much to report from lunchtime birding, except for singing willow warblers, blackcap and gold crest in Crookes Valley Park, and nuthatch in Weston Park.

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