Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The morning began cool and cloudy, brightening up by early afternoon, but thick fog from the South-West quickly rolled in. There was a small pick-up in passerine migration, with 196 Meadow Pipits, 17 Goldcrests, 12 Stonechats, 17 Pied Wagtails, the first White Wagtail of the year, four alba Wagtails, two Grey Wagtails, four Chiffchaffs, four Wheatears, two Redwings, 13 Linnets and a Sand Martin logged.

Singles of Merlin and Sparrowhawk were again seen, while waders included 149 Oystercatchers, 12 Turnstones, five Redshanks, nine Curlews and three Snipes. There were two Water Rails in the withies today. 226 Herring Gull was a good count, but in general the sea was very quiet, with a handful of Auks and Kittiwakes seen, mostly off the South End in the morning.

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