Saturday, 9 April 2011

9th April

Poor visibility for most of the day made finding birds difficult; even when the mist lifted, though, it was apparent that very few migrants were around anyway. Four Lapland Buntings and a Swallow were found, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gulls was the highest count of the year so far, and Golden Plovers also recorded a new peak count of 413. Birds lingering from earlier in the week included the Woodpigeon, a Dunnock, a Chiffchaff, a Goldcrest, a Rook and a Chaffinch.

Pied Wagtails have been arriving for about a month now, and several have taken up residence on the island.

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