Saturday, 23 March 2019

23rd March 2019

Weather: WNW 2-3, 8/8 cloud, mod vis

A fairly quiet morning was livened up briefly by a House Sparrow which was calling around the bungalows before flying off south.  Similarly a single Chaffinch also flew south calling but there was very little else on the move during a cold morning which warmed up nicely as the sun broke through.

Pale-bellied Brents were in short supply with only 31 around the main island but they were joined by a first winter Dark-bellied Brent Goose (there has been an adult and a first winter with the flocks this winter but never together).

First winter Dark-bellied Brent Goose (left) with adult Pale-bellied Brent Goose (right)

A pair of Eider drifted up the flooding gutter but there were few waders around.

No obvious grounded migrants were noted but a single new Robin was caught and ringed.

Ringed: Robin [26-9] 

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