Thursday, 1 March 2012

1st March 2012

Good migration today with a light south easterly bringing an amazing 8 Blue Tits and a Great Tit to the island together with the first Goldcrest of the year. A Raven flew south west, and a Merlin was present. Varied migrants included a Grey Wagtail, 6 Pied Wagtails, 6 Skylarks, 2 Starlings, a Collared Dove, with finches represented by 11 Goldfinch, 5 Siskin and a Greenfinch.
Sixteen Carrion Crows were on the east hoyle bank and later 2 Golden Plover flew from there north over Hilbre. One hundred and sixty Sanderling flew north east, obviously on the way to their breeding grounds.
Ringed :- 7 Blue Tits, 1 Great Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blackbird.
(DB,CJW et al)

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