After lunch, I joined Kevin G and Roger B by the main lake at Beddington. It was rather chilly but the threat of rain and the potential avian delights it might bring kept us optimistic. Among a steady trickle of Swallows were a few Sand Martins and my first three House Martins of the year, though these were trumped by two Swifts. A couple of Peregrines cruised overhead, as did a Buzzard. My first Sedge Warbler of the spring was singng, as were my first local Lesser Whitethroat and Reed Warblers of the year. Three Little Ringed Plovers and a Common Sandpiper busied around the islands and among the surprisingly strong number of gulls present were 2cy individuals of both Glaucous and Caspian Gull.
|2cy Glaucous Gull (right) at Beddington, quite a small bird|
|2cy Caspian Gull at Beddington|