Saturday, 27 February 2016

27th February 2016

Weather: ENE force 2/3  slight mist, cold
 Definite signs of spring this morning with records of a Grey and a Pied Wagtail, a House Sparrow calling around the south end, and 4 Ravens flying high beyond Middle Eye.
Ravens (AEH)

To remind us that it is still winter excellent views were obtained of a male and 2 female Scaup off to the north east of the island.
Scaup (SRW)
The calm sea also produced 12 Great Crested Grebes, 100 Common Scoter and 2 drake Red breasted Mergansers, while the usual land birds included 3 Rock Pipits and 2 Song Thrushes.
Red-breasted Merganser on the marine lake yesterday (SRW)

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