Thursday, 14 March 2019

14th March 2019

Weather: NW  6  vis 5mls with mist around the estuary and showers, improving later.

A good count of 228 Brent Geese included 3 colour ringed birds, the male and 2 female Eider are still here and the pair of Mallard on the pond.
Two Red-throated Diver were spotted on the sea along with 3 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Common Scoter and a single Guillemot.
The female Stonechat is still on the island and a lone Starling landed briefly in the Heli garden, 2 Goldfinch flew over but did not land. There was plenty of Meadow Pipit activity with 20 counted but only a single Rock Pipit.
Only 1850 Oystercatcher were logged and other waders were also noted in smaller numbers than of late.
A Peregrine was present around the island, as were the maintenance team who completed a few jobs despite the blustery weather!

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