Wednesday 24 March 2021

24th March 2021

 Weather: WSW force 1/2

The partridge species on Middle appeared again this morning on the main island and was identified as a Red-legged Partridge, only the fourth ever on the islands. Photo below is the bird here in spring 2020

 A White Wagtail landed on Wheatear hill, the first to be picked out from the many alba wagtails passing this spring. Typical migrants for us at this time of year included Jacdaw, Magpie, Woodpigeon, 2 Skylarks, 4 Goldfinches a Siskin and a Reed Bunting. A Goldcrest was down on Middle.


Brents totalling 324 pale and 2 dark-bellied included the regular colour ringed bird TXRB.


Twelve Shelduck were about today, also 5 Wigeon flew east. Two more Little Gulls, 3 Red-throated Divers, 3 Great Crested and 8 Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea were upstaged by a fine summer plumaged Shag that flew closely passed the north end and landed on the rocks. 

Two Little Egrets were on the shore and a Kestrel was about, this time not the regular female but a male.

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