Wednesday 28 March 2018

28th March 2018

Weather:  WNW 2-3, 7/8 cloud, moderate visibility, showers

Observers were not optimistic considering the weather forecast and attention soon turned to the sea with the first 7 Razorbills of the spring recorded along with an adult Kittiwake, a single Red-throated Diver and 8 Red-breasted Mergansers.

Two Canada Geese took up temporary residence on Middle Eye - a regularly occurring species at this time of year but a rare sight ‘down’ on the islands.

The semi-resident 6 Eiders we’re temporarily joined by an adult pair just off Middle Eye over the tide.

Mid morning a Wheatear was discovered at the North End and provided observers with good views between rain showers for the remainder of the day including by the light and on 'Wheatear wall'.

Photos:  Canada Geese by SRW, Wheatears by @mattthomas966

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