Wednesday 28 February 2024

28th February 2024

 Weather: SE force 3/4

An early spring visitor flew in today in the form of a Woodpigeon, a visitor that tends to turn up at this time of year.

Two Skylarks came through, another passage visitor but in greater numbers, and the shape of things soon to come with a Goldcrest arriving on the island. A dark-bellied Brent was among the many pale-bellied.

Six Red-breasted Mergansers and a Guillemot were the main sightings from the sea, apart from the 1,250 Common Scoters, a small part of several thousand now off the north Wirral coast. Some waders of note were 6 Purple Sandpiper, 60 Turnstone including this individual on top of the island,

Eighty five Curlew,

and 30 Redshank.

A single Grey Heron was present.

 Some of the now regulars seen were 4 each of Goosander and Eider.

 Photos CJW

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