Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Monday 2nd May, Crystal Palace Park, 0630+, fine, clear, strong wind NE

Good session on the ridge this week. Prolonged period of clear weather and strong North Easterlies have kept things interesting, such conditions often hold up the progress of birds migrating from the south so there's always a chance of turning up something unusual.
This week the action was in the skies with a Buzzard seen (at considerable distance) along with a Kestrel, while 2 House Martins and 2 Swifts flew N over the ridge. The scrub behind our view point now holds established territories for 2 Whitethroat and 2 Blackcap.
The weather looks to be staying fine (some showers perhaps) with Southerly winds approaching at the end of the week. This should speed the passage of birds, especially Hirundines and Apods (Swifts) so check back soon!                           

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