Avalon Marshes migrants

 
Tim Hutton
 
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Tim Hutton
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23 April 2024 18:53
 

My first hobby of the year, at Westhay. Hawking around Tower hide. Reed warblers everywhere but no sedge warblers!

 
Matt Hull
 
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Matt Hull
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14 April 2024 21:07
 

Pretty sure I saw the Garganey in flight when it was flying from VP2 area to VP1 this afternoon. It had a rattle call that I didn’t recognize and the timings seem about right.

Also saw a Red Kite fly north over the Avalon Hide at 15:30. 4 Glossy Ibis at VP1 at 14:30 with another bird SE over Loxtons at 16:00. Greenshank showed distantly at VP1.

 
Julian Green
 
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Julian Green
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14 April 2024 18:21
 

At VP1: four glossy ibis, garganey and greenshank.

 
Alison Everett
 
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Alison Everett
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14 April 2024 08:48
 

Tealham Moor, Four Yellow wagtails seen yesterday evening with Dan & Karen , Karen photographed one at the top of a tree which proved to be a Channel Wagtail, last years returning bird perhaps. All fairly near the bridge over the North Drain on Totney Drove

 
John Thorogood
 
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John Thorogood
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13 April 2024 15:03
 

Yellow Wagtails very active this morning and showing quite nicely; possibly four, or more, birds seen.
Jack’s Drove closed to vehicular traffic; a couple of days back the surface was in very poor condition.

 
Mike Moxon
 
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Mike Moxon
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11 April 2024 19:45
 
Jeff Hazell (Levels-birder) - 10 April 2024 05:17 PM

10-Apr-2024
Never been sure of where the boundary between Tealham & Tadham Moors actually is?

The way they appear on OS map suggests that the road down from Heath House is the boundary.

Mike

 
Simon Cost
 
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Simon Cost
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11 April 2024 19:00
 

No sign of wheatear on Tealham/Tadham today. But 2 male yellow wagtails back in the usual area there.

 
Alison Everett
 
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11 April 2024 15:01
 

Reed Warbler and Common Whitethroat heard and seen well from the old rail track at Shapwick NR this morning. Swallow back on regular territory at Burtle.

 
Andy Mears
 
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Andy Mears
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10 April 2024 20:27
 

Yesterday evening, the 9th, c150 Shoveler from vp2, Ham Wall. Quite a few others dotted around HW, nice to see good numbers.

 
Alison Everett
 
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10 April 2024 20:06
 

10th April, Late afternoon at Noah’s hide. Cuckoo heard several times from the woodland area between Noah’s and Decoy Lakes. Small number of Sand Martins about but no other migrants other than Chiff Chaff and Blackcaps.

 
Jeff Hazell (Levels-birder)
 
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Jeff Hazell (Levels-birder)
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10 April 2024 17:17
 

10-Apr-2024
In heavy rain, 2 Wheatears just south of Jack’s Drove Bridge on Tealham Moor late morning. Never been sure of where the boundary between Tealham & Tadham Moors actually is?

 
Alison Everett
 
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08 April 2024 14:47
 

At least six Wheatears seen from north of the North Drain Jacks Drove, Tadham Moor this morning,  a group of four were bathing in the puddles of Tealham Moor drove.

 
Mat Ridley
 
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Mat Ridley
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07 April 2024 14:03
 

300+ sand martins feeding over Canada Farm lake at midday; they disappeared; 20 minutes later another (different?) few hundred. Some definite migration going on with today’s strong southerly wind….

 
Martin Sage
 
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Martin Sage
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07 April 2024 13:09
 

Pair of Swallows circling my garden and twittering loudly this morning so could well be “my” local breeding pair that breed in my lean to garage. Panicking to cover up the cars now.

 
Dave Evans
 
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Dave Evans
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06 April 2024 15:23
 

The drake Ferruginous Duck was towards the SW corner of 30 Acre Lake at Westhay until 0923 when it flew around the lake and almost over those watching and headed off to the north. Not relocated by 1005hrs. Bittern booming, Reed Warbler singing and a pair of Pintail still in the area.