Saturday, 11 March 2017

11th March 2017

Weather: SSE force 2/3
The first Sand Martin of the spring flew quickly east passed the obs this morning, and spring has now certainly arrived, with a pair of Reed Bunting visiting the island. It was a delight to see the Stonechat pair still on the island and up to 16 Goldcrests present including yesterday's control bird and 2 new birds ringed (both males).

A lone female Long Tailed Duck spent the tide off Niffy bay. Others passing through today were 2 Skylarks, a Goldfinch and 9 alba wagtails. 
Ringed: 2 Goldcrests      [ 13-6 ]  photos AEH

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