The light breeze started SE shifting to west by lunchtime. Plenty of sunshine again.
Heysham Head 0740-1100 All north unless stated.
Pink-footed Goose 1345 in 9 flocks
Whooper Swan 14 floating in.
Meadow Pipit 86 in mostly ones and twos.
Lesser Redpoll 3
Siskin heard but not seen
Linnet 3 plus 5 in the gorse areas.
alba Wagtail 10
Carrion Crow 4
Sparrowhawk 1 - May have been a local bird spiralling upwards till lost from view.
Grey Heron 3 together high going south
Chiffchaff 3 singing in the wood.
|The remaining buds on the tree that the Bullfinch was eating have emerged (see post 18/03/21)|
Showing them to be Blackthorn. You can understand how there would have been plenty of
sustenance in the buds - lots of pollen on the flowers.
|Chiffchaff were everywhere, this is the easiest time of year to see them.|
Plenty about and still very little plumage on the trees.
|Although in good condition it doesn't look fresh.|
So it's either over wintered or arrived very early from the continent (MD)