Saturday 24 March 2018

24th March 2018

Weather: N force 1,  showers

A fairly quiet morning with several finches logged including 10 Goldfinches, 1 Greenfinch, also 10 Pied Wagtails, a few migrant Meadow Pipits and a Skylark, then during the morning 2 Goldcrests dropped in and were both ringed.

A female Scaup flew pssed the North End while other wildfowl noted were the 6 Eider (2 immature males and 4 females) around the islands and then 6 birds (3 adult drakes and 3 females) flew passed the North End over the high tide seen by a visiting birder, a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers by the West Hoyle sandbank and 2 Greylag Geese flying west between the islands.

Four Purple Sandpipers headlined the waders at high tide, with 11 Bar-tailed Godwits and 12 Sanderling while 12 Great Crested Grebes were counted on the sea.

Ringed: 2 Goldcrests          [ 31-8 ]

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