Sunday, 16 March 2014

Sunday 16th March

A bright sunny day from the off but the cloudless conditions meant grounded migrants were again absent. Overhead 74 Chaffinch headed NE with three Rook, a Jackdaw and single figures of Linnet, Goldfinch and Meadow Pipit. The Slavonian Grebe was in the estuary, were dwindling wader counts  included 613 Oystercatcher, 281 Dunlin, 161 Curlew, 119 Redshank, 24 Knot, 16 Sanderling, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit and seven Grey Plover. Elsewhere the three Velvet Scoter remain offshore with two Eider and a Long-tailed Duck.

Wildlife News: A Grey Seal was offshore and the warm conditions brought out some invertebrates with the hoverfly Eristalis pertinax and solitary bee Andrena clarkella both noted.

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