Thursday, 9th March 2017

The first good bird of the spring was found this afternoon, a cracking Chough. IG pulled up on to his drive at 1:00 pm, got out of the car and heard a Chough calling; the bird was circling high over the promenade and showing well in the excellent light. It drifted off east and was lost over the Mount.

40 Common Scoters west, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 14 Red-throated Divers east, 2 Auk sp. west and 3 Kittiwakes east. Also 1 Atlantic Grey Seal.

Visible Migration
11 Curlews east, 1 Chough high east at 1:00 pm, 1 Coal Tit east - vocal bird high over the dunes, 2 Grey Wagtails east, 14 Alba Wagtails north-east and 11 Meadow Pipits north-east.
 Chough (above & below)

Grounded Migrants
6 Stonechats.

115 Wigeons, 2 Goldeneyes, 1 Water Rail, 7 Grey Plovers, 22 Ringed Plovers, 240 Black-tailed Godwits, 155 Turnstones, 75 Sanderlings, 65 Dunlins, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Iceland Gull, 1 Glaucous Gull, 1 Peregrine and 2 Cetti's Warblers.

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