Thursday, 10 April 2014

8th to 9th April

A quieter spell as the south-westerly winds and bright conditions have resulted in a 'clear-out' of the majority of passerines. Only small numbers of Thrushes, Robins, Dunnocks, Chiffchaffs and Finches remain although Wheatears continue to trickle in, with many already setting up territory as other species leave. On 8th 2 male Ruff's, in partial summer dress were on the scrape at Westness when the Tundra Bean Goose and Canada Goose were both seen again. Similarly on 9th, the Greenland White-fronted Goose was the unlikely highlight with 7 Woodpigeons the only other thing of any note.


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