Monday, 23 March 2015

20th to 22nd March

There's not been a great deal of change recently, despite the real mixture of weathers. On 20th, the partial, solar eclipse was a nice distraction in the morning while the pick of the ornithological sightings were the first Sandwich Tern of the year in Nouster Bay, the Green winged Teal, 2 of the of Greenland White-fronted Geese and 2 Glaucous Gulls (including a new juvenile on the west coast). Despite the glorious weather the 21st was surprisingly quiet with noting of note, while attempts to get out birding on the 22nd were futile and largely hampered by the heavy rain. Not much was seen with a Tundra Bean Goose near Ancum and Greenland White-fronted Goose noteworthy with a handful of adult male Blackbirds (including an attraction casualty), a few other Thrushes and Meadow Pipits all around the Lighthouse walls offering some evidence of newly arrived migrants plus a female Sparrowhawk was at Holland gardens late on.

 Our attempts to capture the partial, solar eclipse on 20th-the cloud actually helped photography!

 
Sparrowhawk
 

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