Thursday, 28 March 2013

27th - 28th March

A real spring-like couple of days (albeit still a bit chilly!) with plenty of sunshine and light winds making it very enjoyable to be out in the field with many of the breeding waders such as Oystercatchers, Lapwings, Ringed Plover and Redshank starting to display and good numbers of Black Guillemots coming ashore and whistling at each other. New migrants were unfortunately thin on the ground with new birds on 27th limited to a moulting adult Slavonian Grebe in Linklet Bay and a single Knot with a group of Oystercatchers on the west coast. The 28th saw some signs of early spring movement with Skylarks seen heading north out at sea and several parties of Greylag Geese seen heading off north with singles figures of species such as Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail seen and the Golden Plover flock near Holland House increasing to 46 birds.

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