Saturday, 24 March 2012

24th March

A Crossbill flying over the island in the morning was the second earliest spring record of the species for the island, and the highlight from a day of constant thick mist. Other passerines were much the same, with similar numbers of Goldcrests, Meadow Pipits, Skylarks and Pied Wagtails, although 3 Chiffchaffs were seen during the day's census. A Woodpigeon, a Jack Snipe and 2 of the usual Iceland Gulls were seen; and the goose flocks still contained a Pink-footed Goose, 28 European White-fronted Geese and the single Greenland White-fronted Goose, as well as a newly arrived Canada Goose x Greylag Goose hybrid.

Canada Goose x Greylag Goose hybrid

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