Wednesday, 30 March 2011

30th March 2011

The breeze is still in the south east but Meadow Pipit numbers are down on yesterday and there was generally only a similar small trickle of migrants. Both wheatears seen were males and there were also 2 Goldcrests, 5 Goldfinches and a Reed Bunting, with only 3 Sand Martins passing today. The 2 male and 1 female Blackbirds will include at least 1 or 2 of the birds considering breeding this year. The heavily moulting Merlin (above and left) gave a good show for the camera, likewise the Common Seal in shell bay (below) and the Grey Seal at the north end (left) posed for useful comparison. The Brent Geese (112 counted) now seem to be in declining numbers, while 150 Knot and 40 Bar-tailed Godwits were apparently heading north with purpose for the summer. On the ebb tide 4 Pintail flew north and 2 Teal were around the Little Eye area. Ringed:- 1 Linnet. (BSB,DB,CJW) [89] photos BSB

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