Sunday 16 March 2014

16th March 2014

Weather:- W force 5/6 drizzle
A breezy day suitable for a sea watch and the first Gannets (11) of the year came through on time, as did the first spring Little Gulls (5) after a single winter bird in the middle of last month. Also on the sea were 22 Red-throated Divers, 12 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 7 Guillemots and a Razorbill. The now expected large groupings of Common Scoters did not disappoint the observers with an estimated 3,000 present in the area, while the resident Brent were counted at 178 birds.
Ringed:- 1 Goldcrest              [ 31-13 ]

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