First Whitethroats arrive and the Hooded Crow remains

17th April 2011 – bright and sunny SE1
Just small numbers of Gannet, Common Scoter and Sandwich Tern were logged during a brief check over the sea.
Grounded Migrants
Wheatear again led the way with 25 birds logged, also seen were 5 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler and a Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
A skein of 72 Pink-footed Geese headed north and 2 Lesser Redpoll were logged amongst a further trickle of Swallow and Sand Martin.
Wildfowl and Waders
A group of 3 Black-tailed Godwit were the pick of today’s sightings.
The Hooded Crow put in another appearance.
A total of 30 Grey Seal were counted.