Wednesday, 28 March 2012

27th March

Although now almost expected here in late March and April, a White-billed Diver drifting north past the lighthouse was a welcome sight in the afternoon, and was just a day earlier than the one in 2011. More surprising, in a way, was the year's first Swallow, beating the species's earliest ever spring arrival date by 6 days. Also new for the year were a Puffin and a Common Redpoll, while other migrants included 6 Wheatears, 112 Meadow Pipits, 6 Rooks, a Siskin, a Jack Snipe, a Sparrowhawk and a Kestrel.


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