Tuesday 11 March 2014

11th March 2014

Weather:- SE force1/2, later ESE force 2/3
Plenty of spring movement today. A Merlin was on the ridge south of Middle Eye and a Sparrowhawk flew low through the obs garden. There were 6 Goldcrests and quite a lot of finches:- 18 Siskins, 7 Chaffinches and 15 Linnets. Best bird of the day in a Hilbre context was a Great Tit that arrived during the morning (right), a species not noted in every Hilbre year. Other migrants today included 45 Meadow Pipits, a Skylark, 2 Pied and a White Wagtail, and an amazing flock of 40 Collared Doves that flew south. Brent totalled 175 birds. There were 30 Common Frogs mating at the south end of the main pond.
Ringed:- 1 Goldcrest, 1 Robin, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Great Tit.          [ 15-6 ]
(DB, et al)

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