Monday, 26 March 2012

25th March

More fog in the morning soon lifted to reveal a beautiful spring day, with further small numbers of migrants arriving and passing overhead in the sunshine. The first Black Redstart of the year was at the surgery, while other small migrants included a Siskin, a Chaffinch, 6 Goldcrests, a Chiffchaff, 22 Pied Wagtails, 29 Skylarks and the spring's first triple figure count of Meadow Pipits. A Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawks and a Woodpigeon were also new, as was yet another Iceland Gull.

The flock of Bar-tailed Godwits has been around Ancum Loch and Linklet Bay most days, and includes one bird wearing a Norwegian ring that first arrived here a year ago.

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