Tuesday, 20 March 2012

19th - 20th March

A miserable day on the 19th produced just a long-staying Iceland Gull and almost nothing new. The first day of spring - at least by the vernal equinox definition - on the 20th, was slightly brighter, and produced a new Peregrine and a new adult Iceland Gull in addition to the lingering individual. A Lesser Black-backed Gull was seen again; at least 5 White-fronted Geese were still present, although the wintering flock seemed to be finally dispersing; and there were 2 Sandwich Terns in Linklet Bay.

Despite the windy conditions, much greater numbers of Black Guillemots were back in the colonies around Twingness.

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