Sunday, 8 April 2012

8th April

The first Collared Dove of the year was the best migrant of another quiet and mostly wet day. Other sightings included a Woodpigeon, a Woodcock and 142 Meadow Pipits - the highest count of the year so far. A Glaucous Gull and the usual Iceland Gull duo were among good numbers of the common gulls, including Common Gulls, and the Hen Harrier was still present.

Plenty of Common Gulls are now back in the colonies in the north of the island. Gull flocks elsewhere on the island included over 100 Herring Gulls and 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, as well as increasing numbers of Black-headed Gulls returning to their nesting sites.

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