Saturday 22 March 2014

22nd March 2014

Weather:- SW 2  ,sunny, later  winds gusting to gale force.
 In the sunshine today some repairs were completed to the island fences
female Wheatear
 and gates and a male Wheatear appeared on the west side and became the first trapped this year (right), later in the morning a female dropped in but left without being caught. Two Goldfinches and a White Wagtail were in the paddocks at some stage but little else.
male Wheatear

Sea watching was more productive with 20 Little Gulls and a Fulmar noted. Meadow Pipits and Linnets numbered about 20 each, some will be local birds about to set up for breeding. A Rock Pipit ringed earlier in the month proved it was still present.
Ringed:- 1 Wheatear, 1 Wren.     [ 33-15 ]
 photos Wheatears SRW) view (JE)

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