Monday, 6 April 2009
The springs first sparrowhawk was in Holland early morning, and 38 curlew flew through north in small groups. A sandwich tern was in Nouster Bay as were 2 glaucous gulls, and the woodpigeon was still present at the Surgery. There was a fair scattering of wheatears with 24, plus 2 goldcrest, a jackdaw and a robin, but the afternoon certainly had more quality with an immature white-billed diver off the north end, and the relocation of the ring-necked duck, now alone on Trollavatn Loch. Whilst watching the diver a bonxie and a manx shearwater passed by at sea, a grey plover flew over and notable on a local scale, 2 stock dove bottled the flight to Fair Isle.