Saturday, 21 March 2020

21st March 2020

Weather: E force 1   cool wind
A slow start to the morning and the only Chiffchaff arrived in the obs garden mid-morning, although well over 100 Meadow Pipits went through on their way north including a returning local Hilbre bird which was re-trapped. Not to be outdone 4 Rock Pipits were on the island, 1 at Middle and 3 at the north end, while other small migrants were scarce but included 6 Pied Wagtails, 2 Goldfinches by Little Eye and a Reed Bunting. A male Merlin and a Woodpigeon were logged, along with 2 drake Eiders and 9 Red-breasted Mergansers. Sea watching provided records of 12 Kittiwakes, 50 Great Crested Grebes, over 100 Scoter, 7 Red-throated Divers, 2 Razorbills and a Guillemot..
Ringed: 1 Robin          [ 29-8 ]

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