21st-24th April

 A relatively quiet few days with winds still originating to the north or west of us, unsurprisingly the flow of migrants has been virtually nil although a few odds and ends have snuck through. 

As previously stated its been quite quiet but the 21st saw an acredula Willow Warbler with a Chiffchaff at Hooking and the long-staying Mediterranean Gull made another re-appearance at Gretchen, the following day was perhaps the busiest, a couple of singing Chiffchaffs took advantage of brief spells of welcome sunshine, the two Barnacle Geese at Hooking had become ten overnight, a very vocal Siberian Chiffchaff was in the willows at Ancum and a Whimbrel was seen over Cursitter. It was followed by perhaps the quietest two days with northerly winds making the weather feel more suited to February than late April, however a Whimbrel at Tor Ness proved it was indeed April. The Goosander has also remained touring the lochs. 

It seems there is better weather in the offing but you never know these days so we're keeping fingers crossed that we're treated to some typical spring migrants in the coming days.  

                                                              'Siberian' Chiffchaff - GG
     'Siberian' Chiffchaff - GG

                                                                          Goosander - GG