Sunday, 18 March 2012

18th March

A nice surprise so early in the season, and a welcome opportunity to give the red typeface its first blog airing of the year, was a drake Green-winged Teal lurking in the marshes at Hooking Loch in the afternoon. This is the seventh record of the species for the island, but the third in less than a year.

A Sandwich Tern in Linklet Bay was also new for the year, arriving on a typical date for the species. Otherwise, a Lesser Black-backed Gull and the usual adult Iceland Gull were the only sightings to report.

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