Wednesday, 2 April 2014

2nd April 2014

Weather: SE-4, cool and overcast.

Migration picked up today with the South easterlies.  At least 100 Meadow Pipit moved East as did 2 Greenfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Sand Martin and 9 Swallows. A singing Chiffchaff was in the LEO copse and 2 Wheater where in 'Hoopoe hollow' and 1 in the horse paddocks.

Offshore several  Common Scoter and 48 Great crested Grebe could be seen from the Lighthouse Carpark. In addition 2 Red breasted Merganser, 8 Pintail and an incredible 4 Great Northern Diver could be seen from the car park. A drake Eider flew west at the top of the tide.

Several skiens of Pink footed Geese were seen flying North during the course of the day returning to their Arctic breeding grounds.  


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