Wednesday 10 April 2024

10th April 2024

Weather: SE force 4    later veering SSE with showers


This morning was the biggest exit of Pink-footed Geese we have seen leaving the estuary in one day with over 3,000 moving north in numerous loose flocks, none exceeding 200 birds.

A lot of showery rain about meant few migrants passing through and on the island despite the wind direction, 24 Goldfinches managed to arrive but there were just singles of Swallow. Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff.

There were however 2 Wheatears, a species that seems to be able to make the islands regardless of the conditions.

A newly arrived Whimbrel was found plus the usual waders such as Dunlin,

and Ringed Plover,

Seven Blackbirds were seen but the Linnets made themselves scarce in the weather. 

The 4 Eiders were here, also 4 male Mallard were on the pond and 10 Common Scoter on the sea. The best of the sea birds seen were 6 Sandwich Terns.

Ringed: 1 Wheatear, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler.

Photos AS, PSW

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