Sunday, 22 March 2020

Some movement, albeit sedate.

The east wind eased throughout the day and the temerature climbed to 11 degreees.

Wheatears a minimum of 5 male and a female on Ocean Edge foreshore rocks.
Great White Egret 1 west, out from the south sea wall 08:40
Rock pipits 1 saltmarsh plus 1 acting territorial above last year's nesting area near lighthouse.

Meadow pipit 135 (aggregate)
Wigeon the Red Nab birds are not easy to count, Shaun made the effort today and bizarrely came up with the same total as MP - 135
Red-Throated Diver 5 out

Pale-Bellied Brent goose
Shaun saw 16 out from children's play area on flooding tide, two groups of 10 and 6. The 10 flew north at 08:55, but the 6 remained and were still there at 09:25.
By 09:30 there were at least 14 on Red Nab.

Middleton Nature Reserve
Cetti's warbler - Fence pond male singing both in morning and afternoon
Chiffchaff 5 singing in the afternoon
Small Tortoiseshell 2
Comma 1

Scrub near lighthouse late afternoon
By now a gentle easterly breeze and the sun quite warm.
Small Tortoiseshell 4