Tuesday, 2 April 2013

2nd April 2013

Few migrants again in the bitter north east wind, although small numbers of Meadow Pipits continue to go through with the odd Pied Wagtail passing over, also a single Goldfinch. Continuing the sequence of March type records were 2 Wood pigeons present on the island and 2 Rooks flying east. A Grey Heron stayed near the main pond for a while (right).  Two drake Eiders were at the north end, Eiders have been scarcer recently than in the last few years and drakes are especially a fine sight on the water. Seabirds logged included 4 Red-throated Divers, 45 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Guillemots and 2 Raozbills, but still no sighting of any Sandwich Terns.
Ringed:- 1 Blackbird, 1 Meadow Pipit      [ 27-11 ]
(DB,SRW)    photos  SRW
drake Eiders

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