Friday, 6 March 2015

3rd to 6th March

There's no Sand Martins, Wheatears or the joys of spring as is just beginning to arrive on the British south coast for us just yet. Having said that, we put the nets back up at Holland gardens on 3rd in anticipation of things sparking into life some time soon. 'New' birds have been limited but did include another juvenile Glaucous Gull on 4th, with our 2 seemingly resident birds lingering throughout and all 3 seen on 5th. The 'school' Tundra Bean Goose was seen on 5th with the 'kirbest' Greenland White-fronted Goose noted 4th while the American x Eurasian Wigeon hybrid re-appeared at Bridesness also on 5th. Even Skylark passage seems to have ground to a halt, with few early in the period although 35 had gathered in the south by 6th. Otherwise its just the same 3 Hen Harriers, a Jack Snipe, a Chaffinch and up to 65 Fieldfares making up the rest of the news.

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