Friday, 15 March 2019

15th March 2019

Weather: W  5-6  vis 8 mls

As observers arrived on the main island a Peregrine was seen with prey, hovering left of the slipway on, at the top of the slipway a pile of feathers showed the prey to have been a Knot.
The female Stonechat was re-trapped and was seen to have increased weight by 2 grams in the fortnight that she has been on the island. Also noted were 9 Linnet, a Blackbird and 2 each of Dunnock, Robin and Pied Wagtail.
 A surprise was an adult Shag floating up the Gutter with the tide.
Brent Geese were counted at 196, 4 Common Scoter were on the sea and the regular 3 Eider were present and joined by another 3 (total of 2 adult males, 1 immature male and 3 females).
Waders noted were again in low numbers and included 300 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Purple Sandpiper and 88 Curlew.

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