Monday, 20 March 2023

The day was greeted by fairly dense fog that came and went throughout the day, so the birding was hindered. Highlights of the day included a Merlin in the North-west fields, a Fieldfare, 14 Purple Sandpipers, and a Woodcock. Other birds seen were 14 Turnstones, four Snipes, 72 Meadow Pipits, 10 Wheatears, 10 Chiffchaffs and 10 Goldcrests

Chiffchaff © Ollie King

Most of the day was spent working on getting Cristin back into fighting form before the Observatory opens for guests, which involved lots of deep cleaning and painting!

In the evening, a quick lamping session produced an Oystercatcher and a Meadow Pipit

Meadow Pipit © Ollie King

Oystercatcher © Ollie King

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