Monday 7 April 2014

7th April 2014

Weather: SE 2, overcast 8/8, drizzle

39 Pale-bellied Brents remained around the island but the two Dark-bellied Brent Geese from the weekend had disappeared.

Between bouts of drizzle 3 Swallows appeared and mid morning produced an increase in Meadow Pipits with one flock of 65 birds arriving and at least 235 were counted during the morning as well as an alba Wagtail over.

Single Goldcrest and Wren were caught and ringed but there were few signs of any other grounded migrants.

A single Little Egret fished the receding east side gutter. The first bluebells and blackthorn were in flower showing spring was advancing even if the birding didn't match the flora.

(DB et al) [146-19]

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