Tuesday 23 February 2016

23rd February 2016

Weather: NNE force 3
It was fine weather today for doing some major work on the 'heli' trap in preparation for the spring, pictures below. A good count was made today of 241 pale-bellied Brent, the other highlight being a pair of Goosanders flying south west. Six Goldfinch and a Pied wagtail appeared, while 2 Song Thrushes and 8 Linnets were also on the island. Just 3 Purple Sandpipers were present, other waders included 135 Turnstone and 75 Redshank. A Small Tortoiseshell butterfly was a surprise addition to the list.

(DB,AEH,AS,CJW,PSW)    photos  AEH,PSW

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