Monday, 28 March 2016

28th March 2016

Weather: WNW 4-5, showers

A blustery start to the day did not provide migration-friendly weather but nor did the sea produce much.  150 Common Scoters flew East towards the Norfh Wirral in small flocks during the morning and a Red-breasted Merganser battled westwards.

The male Pheasant was found sheltering in the Old Obs garden.  A single Goldcrest heard calling in the Obs garden was the only grounded migrant of note. 

The Pale-bellied Brent Goose flock were all huddled on the mud on the north shore of the East Hoyle which enabled an accurate count to be made; 233 birds is an excellent number for late March when the majority will soon be making their way back to arctic Canada.

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