I headed out to the patch around mid-morning and hopes were high that I would get at least 1 spring migrant either in the form of a Chiffchaff, Firecrest or Black Redstart. However as usual things didn't work out like that, I didn't manage to uncover any of these, instead I saw 2 fantastic Red Kites. Whilst watching the gulls on the pig pool all the birds got up and flew around, instantly I looked up and had 2 low flying Kites that slowly drifted north a rather nice addition to my patch life list.
The collection of gulls held the Iceland Gull I saw a couple of weeks ago but little else, but I cant complain. A few Meadow Pipits heading north hinted that a few other birds were on the move, lets hope that a few spring migrants drop in for my next visit.
|The 2 Red Kites over Thorpeness|