Saturday 20 March 2010

20th March 2010

An excellent day of migration for those who braved the weather. There was a south easterly early on with frequent bouts of heavy rain and even fog by 08.00hrs. This unsuitable weather for humans made for good conditions for seeing 42 species of bird on the island.
There were 405 Meadow Pipits moving through with 18 Pied, 2 Grey and 6 White Wagtails.
Two Fieldfares and a Redwing were down on the island with male and female Chaffinches, overhead were 2 Starlings and a Skylark.
Most exciting bird of the day was the first Wheatear of the season, a male seen just before 09.00hrs by the lookout.
The sea was also productive with all the usual species seen and also featuring 6 Red-throated Divers, 14 Gannets, 4 Little gulls, an adult male Eider, a Velvet Scoter seen with the 135 Common Scoters that moved south west which was in addition to the regular bird which was in its normal position off to the north east.
(DB,) +SH

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