Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Linnets at Last

Sunny morning in the Divit, but not much doing in terms of visible migration. A few Linnets (13) popped up on the coastal bushes before disappearing again. No Grebes were around, Little, GC or Slavonian, and there was precious little on the river - A Shag, A handful of Eider and some gulls. One pair of Goldeneye still hanging about the harbour and one RB Merganser made a foray into the quarry. A few waders still in the harbour too, with 7 Curlew, a dozen or so Redshank, and some Oycs.

Some Pied Wags seem to have taken up residence on the half demolished toilet block of the old hotel/bar/whatever it was. Could be an ill-advised choice of nest site.

Looking back over last year's records on trek I see that there was a note of a "fall" of Song Thrush late March. Given a similar bulge in the numbers around the 20th-22nd this year I guess this could be an annual occurrence to be watched for.

Beautiful morning with snow still on the tops

Linnets at last

RB Merg tries the quarry

Last two

Des Res?

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