Friday 13 April 2018

13th April 2018

Weather:NE force 1/2  drizzle, rain showers, poor visibility
The drizzle brought down a small fall of warblers early with about 10 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers and a female Blackcap present.
 Later in the morning a fresh arrival in persistent drizzle made the totals 20 Chiffchaffs (2 singing) and 10 Willow Warblers, 4 Goldcrests.  Little other migration followed except for a solitary Swallow in from the direction of the Point of Air. Around the islands 160 Brent still remain, a Greylag Goose flew along the shore and a Common Snipe was flushed from the south end bracken. A sea watch on a consistently damp day produced 1 Red-throated Diver, 22 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Guillemots, 6 Sandwich Terns, and 20 Scoter, including 2 on the rocks at the north end.
Other records today were 2 each of Eider, Red-breasted Merganser, Shelduck, Little Egret and 4 Pied Wagtails.
 photos CS

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