Sunday, 22 February 2015

18th to 22nd February

The most productive day was the 18th, when there were further signs of spring. An influx of Thrushes to Holland gardens saw a total of 92 Fieldfares, 80 Redwings, 30 Blackbirds and 3 Song Thrushes recorded and better still were 2 Siskins at Greenwall-only the 2nd February and 3rd winter record for the isle. A Lesser-blacked backed Gull was off Hooking the same day while the 2 Glaucous Gulls were seen from time to time with both birds noted on 20th. Otherwise it's been more of the same with the Green-winged Teal still at Gretchen (19th and 20th), the Tundra Bean Goose by the school (18th), the Greenland White-fronted Goose near the airfield (18th and 22nd) with 2 Pink-footed Geese and the 7 Barnacle Geese also still present. A few Black-headed Gulls are now being seen daily (5 on 20th), the Grey Plover and 1 of the Woodpigeons remain along with a Chaffinch, 30 Twite and 42 Snow Buntings (all 22nd).

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