Monday 31 March 2014

31st March 2014

Weather:- E force 2 , mist
Another large passage of Meadow Pipits today (950) and flybys of several other species including 300 Pink-footed Geese going off north, Woodpigeons in groups of 4 and 2, and 2 Golden Plover travelling south. On the ground or near to it were 10 Chiffchaffs, 3 Pied and 2 White Wagtails, a good number of finches:- 3 Chaffinches, 16 Goldfinches, 6 Siskins, a Lesser Redpoll and 45 Linnets. The only Wheatears today was a male of the Greenland race, and 2 of the nominate race. Alone of its kind was a single Goldcrest. A drake Mallard was the first to appear this spring.
Ringed:-  7 Chiffchaffs, 2 Robins, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush                  [ 87-18 ]

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