Wednesday, 18 March 2020

18th March 2020

Weather: WNW 3, 8/8 cloud, rain, drizzle and then drying up later

The day began with heavy rain becoming light rain by mid morning.
Despite the unpromising weather another male Wheatear was found and spent much of the day between the Telegraph Statio.n (‘Lookout’) and the North End even being added to the ‘new fence list’ for some!

Brents remained in good numbers with at least 280 Pale and a single Dark-bellied bird present on and around the Whaleback.
Knot were again present in good numbers with several flocks totalling 3,200 birds were noted around the ebbing gutter, the East Hoyle sandbank and flying past the island.  Also present were good numbers of Redshank.

A new female Blackbird was caught and ringed and found to have significant fat reserves.  [ 20-7 ]

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