Sunday 25 March 2018

Sunday 25th March

A day of spring vis-mig with a high total of 1196 Chaffinch heading NE during the morning, with them at least one Brambling, 27 Siskin, 89 Starling, 52 Wood Pigeon, two Sparrowhawk and a Buzzard. Grounded migrants were limited to just a couple of Wheatear and six Chiffchaff, with 11 Redwing still present.
Nine Pale-bellied Brent Geese dropped in front of the hide late morning, a Little Ringed Plover remained in the Bight with 21 Sanderling, 12 Ringed Plover, five Sandwich Tern and two Greenshank also in the estuary. Elsewhere a Lapwing was on the Golf Course, a single Red-throated Diver was offshore with 21 Common Scoter, 16 Great-crested Grebe and three Eider and three Shoveler were on the Main Pond.
Wildlife News: The first Comma butterflies of the year were on the wing with several Peacock and good numbers of Buff-tailed Bumblebee.

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