Tuesday, 10 March 2015

7th to 9th March

Daily signs of spring have kept interest alive in weather which still feels very wintery. Three new species for the year on each day were a Jackdaw on 7th, Mistle Thrush on 8th and Great Skua on 9th-although the finding of the latter freshly dead having seemingly hit wires was such a shame for a bird having survived a winter at sea. Other sightings during the period were of the Green-winged Teal again on Gretchen Loch on 7th and a Greenland White-fronted and Pink-footed Goose present throughout. The 2 lingering Glaucous Gulls were joined by a 3rd  juvenile at Bridesness on 7th with the male Hen Harrier seen again on 8th.

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