Spring arrived this morning with many typical March species (but in small numbers) and very welcome it was too. Finches were well featured with sightings of 4 Goldfinches, 5 Linnets, 2 Greenfinches, 2 Siskins, 1 vocal Chaffinch, while the seed eaters were enhanced by 2 House Sparrows flying high around the island in circles. Two Pied and 3 Grey Wagtails added to the mix, also 2 Starlings,
From mid-morning parties of Pink-footed Geese totalling several hundred flew north out of the estuary.
The Stonechat (from yesterday?) suddenly appeared at the south end late morning before moving to the centre of the island.
Good numbers of Redshank fed to the east of the island.
Ringed: 1 Blackbird [ 2- 2 ]
photos AEH, CJ