Sunday, 14 April 2013

13th April

A fine morning with the wind gradually increasing through the afternoon hinting at the rough weather which hit overnight; there was again a scattering of migrants dotted around which included 21 Robins, 14 Dunnocks, a Sparrowhawk, a Wheatear, the first two Chiffchaffs of the year, 4 Song Thrushes, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 12 Chaffinches, 3 Snow Buntings and the first Carrion Crow of the year.   Three Great Skuas were also seen while there was some visible migration seen in the fine conditions with 33 Curlew seen heading high north and a few passerines seen out over the sea including a Dunnock picked out heading across the sea - a strange sight which contrasts strongly with the Dunnocks you see hopping around in your garden!


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