Monday, 1 April 2013


It was another cold morning at the obs with a biting 15 mph easterly wind. From the word go birds were on the move but if felt slower than the past couple of days. Heading northwards were 114 Meadow Pipits, ten Alba Wagtails, two Siskins, four Woodpigeons, a Linnet and a Goldfinch.

Grounded migrants consisted of just three Snipe and the sea was nearly as quiet with two Eiders, two Cormorants, a stonking summer plumaged Red-throated Diver and my first Sandwich Tern of the spring. The only waders I had in any numbers were 52 Turnstones on the rocks.

It's remaining cold all week but at least it is going to be dry and I should get some birding done even if it is just through my work.

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