• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
Feel the intensity, not your equipment. Maximum image quality. Minimum weight. The new ZEISS SFL, up to 30% less weight than comparable competitors.

What Spring Migrants have you seen so far, 2022 (1 Viewer)

Val35

Well-known member
Nightjar on Wednesday (flushed it during the day day and it perched not very far away so I got some nice pics!).

Icterine warbler and Mediterranean flycatcher yesterday.
 

Mysticete

Well-known member
United States
Real Warbler migration is gearing up...had 7 species between two sites this morning, along with some good sparrows including Field and Savannah.
 

Andy Lakin

Well-known member
A couple of U.K records of Honey Buzzards so far. Does anybody know the earliest date on record? There are always a few really early reports of Honey Buzzard but obviously some are mis id'd.Also obviously not a spring migrant, but how unusual date wise is the Little Auk record from this week ( can't remember where from Scotland somewhere) ?
 

Himalaya

Well-known member
14 April - singing Redstart in my patch, they are passage birds but used to breed about 20 years ago in the area - a first for 2022 and first male singing on patch ever. First Swallows of the year too.

15 April -2 more firsts for year- Blackcap and Wheatear

16 April - 3 yearly firsts - Orange Tip and Yellow Wagtail locally, and Red Necked Grebe and Grasshopper Warbler about 5 miles away

17 April - first Sand Martin of year - last 2-3 I have had them in March

18 April - first Whitethroat and Grasshopper Warbler on my patch but someone else records them

20 April - 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 White Wagtails and a House Martin - 5 miles from home

20 April - first Cuckoo on my patch but recorded by a walker

21 April - Starlings carrying food to nest locally!

22 April - I know not migrants but first fledged Robins of the year

24 April - Common Sandpiper recorded on my patch but I miss it

25 April - finally get a local Grasshopper Warbler

26 April - first Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and Wall Brown of the year on my patch

1 May - finally first Swift of the year and first House Martin above the town

So far Ring Ouzel, Whitethroat and Cuckoo have eluded me!
 
Last edited:

qwerty5

Well-known member
United States
This past week I've had a lot of migrants, including ten warblers on Sunday. Most notable were lifers Lincoln's Sparrow, Veery, and Least Flycatcher. Also got county record early Cape May and Canada Warblers (according to eBird).
 

Val35

Well-known member
Honey buzzard and red backed shrike on Saturday...Typically the last spring migrants to arrive here. Now waiting for Eleonora's falcons in early June (oddly they didn't see any at the local migration survey camp, they usually get a couple of these in late spring).
Will we have some late spring surprise this year (thinking about black headed bunting or lesser grey shrike especially) ? Will there be another rosy starling influx ? Maybe :)
It was a pretty good season already anyways !
 

Mysticete

Well-known member
United States
Had some time before a meeting this morning, and a worm-eating warbler had been seen at a nearby park. Excellent birding decision to visit that park. While I didn't get the worm-eating warbler, I did get 3 species of vireo, 5 species of thrush, and 20 species of warbler, including my first Mourning for Wisconsin. Probably the best warbler numbers I have had in years: You know you are in for a treat when your 4 species of warbler before you even get out of the car after parking!
 

Mysticete

Well-known member
United States
Had some time before a meeting this morning, and a worm-eating warbler had been seen at a nearby park. Excellent birding decision to visit that park. While I didn't get the worm-eating warbler, I did get 3 species of vireo, 5 species of thrush, and 20 species of warbler, including my first Mourning for Wisconsin. Probably the best warbler numbers I have had in years: You know you are in for a treat when your 4 species of warbler before you even get out of the car after parking!
Got home and someone posts a photo of a Kentucky Warbler from the same spot, a potential lifer, and a half hour after I left! "Shakes fist in the air uselessly" :(
 

Andy Lakin

Well-known member
It's really shocking how scarce cuckoos are becoming in the U.K. Obviously there are a lot of places that you are guaranteed to spot one but the numbers seem to be decreasing every year. Are they going the same way as Turtle Dove and will get reported on the rare bird services within a few years?
 

qwerty5

Well-known member
United States
Highlights of the past week have included a Kentucky Warbler sitting up in plain sight and singing, Least Sandpiper, Acadian Flycatcher, and a silent Traill's Flycatcher (either species would have been a lifer...)
 

MikeInPA

Well-known member
Today was the Big Global Bird Wadyamacallit Day.

I started out on the deck at 6:30 with a nice cup of tea. The trees were dripping with Warblers. Newly arrived Baltimore Orioles were competing with the 3 pairs that have been here a week trying to outcall each other. A load of birds came in last night obviously. It was supposed to rain starting at 10AM but it actually brightened up so I set the blind up at the waterfall and hung out in there until 4PM. 5072 images later I'm still going through them I got 3 new ones for the yard, Hooded, Worm-eating and Blue-winged so it was well worth it, exhausting but worth it. I ended up with 73 species of which 18 were Warblers.

Blue-winged Warbler 1.jpg Black and White Warbler 1.jpg Black-throated Blue Warbler 2.jpg
 
Last edited:

Users who are viewing this thread

Top