Saturday 8 March 2014

Saturday 8th March

Despite the arrival of spring conditions migrants were limited to a single figures of Rook, Jackdaw, Meadow Pipit and Goldfinch overhead and four Goldcrest and a Stonechat on site. Offshore the three Velvet Scoter, two Long-tailed Duck, Red-necked and Slavonian Grebe and a Great Northern Diver remain with 14 Red-throated Diver heading south. Records from the estuary included the Black Brant in the Bight, a fourth year Yellow-legged Gull in front of the hide, a Sandwich Tern, 940 Dunlin, 28 Sanderling, 25 Knot, seven Ringed and four Grey Plover. Elsewhere a Red-legged Partridge was on Warren Point and two Siberian Chiffchaff in the Entrance Bushes included one bird in song.

Yellow-legged Gull © Dave Jewell

Wildlife News: Three butterfly species were enjoying the sunshine; Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and the first Comma of the year.

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