Thursday, March 19, 2009

Birding - 19/03/09

Still not feeling 100% but we all got dragged out to Torekov for some fresh air this afternoon. A brisk NW wind kept things on the cool side. Forty-five minutes of searching produced the first white wagtails (2) of the year, in amongst a gang of rock pipits that were undergoing the transformation into summer plumage. The only other notable birds were a pair of gadwall. Otherwise eider (20) numbers have dropped away and teal (25) are on the increase.

It was obvious this morning that chaffinches were on the move, small flocks migrating north low over the garden. The feeders were busy too with up to three chaffinches in attendance.

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