Monday, 4 March 2013

3rd to 4th March

It was another two days of glorious weather, although very few birds arrived in the calm conditions. On the 3rd, a Jack Snipe was flushed on the north side of the mountain, three Song Thrushes and a Redwing were present in the island's gardens, along with the Firecrest, the male Bullfinch and the first two Greenfinches of the year. A Stock Dove at Nant (the first of the year), was perhaps the highlight of the 4th, although both the Bullfinch and Firecrest were still present at Nant, and two Ringed Plovers were seen around the Narrows.

 Stock Dove
 Choughs have started dispersing from the winter feeding flock into their respective breeding areas
 Ringed Plover