Tuesday, 30 March 2010

30th March 2010

A Merlin was on the island today and at one stage had a finch kill at the north end.
Another moderate passage of Meadow Pipits with a count of 420 birds. Best of the other passerines were 3 Wheatears, 5 Goldfinches and 5 Swallows.
A five and a half hour sea-watch produced the following:- 6 Red-throated Divers,15 Graet Crested Grebes, 12 Common Scoter, 15 Gannets, 47 Little Gulls, 3 Wigeon and a Razorbill.
A Glaucous Gull which was identified at Red Rocks by a member (MGT) was distantly seen from the island.
(DB, + CJ and MGT at Red Rocks)

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