Friday 19 March 2021

19th March 2021

 Weather: W force 2, then N force 1, misty to start

 Good wildfowl sightings today (apart from the Mallards on the island pond); also seen were 4 Pintail (west high over Middle), 2 Wigeon (in the gutter east of Middle), 52 Scoter, 7 Shelduck , and 7 Canada Geese that landed west of Middle and then flew up towards Red Rocks.

The Brent flock included no less than 5 dark-bellied birds.

Forty five Redshank fed in the gutters today.

The drake Eider was off the west side and the Kestrel is still around.

Very little passage as yet but more Meadow Pipits were present and a Chaffinch made it to the island. Best on the sea were 14 Red-throated Divers, 22 Great Crested Grebes and a Razorbill.
Lesser Celandine is now in flower (with Buff- tailed bumble bee in attendance).

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