Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Today was another quiet day, with heavy rain closing in in the early afternoon. In the morning a slight finch passage was noted with 16 Linnet, 5 Goldfinch and 2 Greenfinch recorded. Two Black Redstart were present on the stone walls above Ty Pellaf. On the Narrows, 5 Wheatear were seen with one Male beginning too sing. A few Chiffchaff were in the wetlands and the usual 2 Ring Plover were still present on the beach.

There has been a variety of finches today including Linnet, with fifteen being recorded. (c) Ben Porter

At this time of the year the Meadow Pipits (and Rock Pipits) perform a lovely song-flight, where they begin climbing and then, with parachute-shaped wings begin to fall and sing at the same time until they reach the ground. (c) Ben Porter

A flock of up to 40 Turnstones have been feeding on the beaches recently, which, owning up to their name, walk across the beach, flipping the rocks over to get the grubs underneath. (c) Ben Porter

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