7th to 13th March– First Wheatears, Sand Martin as well as Puffins


7 March

Cloudy with an eastern wind.

A Merlin over the East Side was just one of
minority birds of note. Skylark numbers are constructing with 15
counted consisting of birds vocal singing over Castle Hillside, South West Area as well as
Ackland’s Moor. 29 Field Pipits, 4 Pied Wagtails as well as 6 Linnets were counted throughout the early morning
demographics today.

8 March

Light shower with a modest
southeasterly.

Amongst.
today’s arrivals were the initial 2 Wheatear
of the year with a set seen over Quarry Fish pond. Seen were 2 Goldfinch, 7 Linnets as well as 24 Field Pipits 4 Goldcrests were tape-recorded throughout the island as well as a

Chiffchaff

as well as 2

Water Rail remained in.
Smelly Gully. Of note were 3 Snipe
flying over in the (late) night whilst strolling back from the Pub.
9 March Dry with solid south winds. 2 Cormorants flew north along the West.
Coastline. A

Grey

Wagtail

was seen on Barton’s Fish pond late mid-day as well as 3 Snipe were purged from the thrill. A Chiffchaff was seen as well as listened to calling.
in the trees over Millcombe Home.
10 March Cloudy with wind from the southwest. The lighter.
winds truly improved numbers today. An overall matter of 108
Field Pipits were.
tape-recorded, with a big group of 34 over Barton’s Area. The initial
Sparrowhawk of the year was seen.
quickly over the areas over Quarter Wall surface Copse as well as the initial Sand Martin flew along the East Coastline. The Touchdown Bay was tranquil therefore.
it was feasible to see a Fantastic Northern Scuba Diver The other day’s Grey

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Wagtail

was tape-recorded once more. It remained in.
the Pig Sty throughout the early morning demographics and afterwards by Brambles Fish pond in the late.
mid-day. Of note was the arrival of 4 Chiffchaffs with 3 in Smelly Gully as well as one by Stoneycroft,.
We are yet to listen to any type of making their particular track. A
Reed Pennant was listened to calling over Pondsbury, can this still be one.
of both initially seen on 25th November.
Grey Wagtail, Brambles Fish Pond © Stuart Cossey

11 March

Light shower with modest winds from.
the southeast.

A quieter.
day with just 11 Field Pipits tape-recorded. The
Grey Wagtail was listened to quickly as it flew out of St John’s Valley as well as.
headed southern. A
Collared Dove was additionally reported today. 12 March

Cloudy with solid wind from the.
southwest. Hefty rainfall in the mid-day as well as over night.

3 man Wheatear were along the West Coastline.
in between Old Light as well as the Battery. 38 Field Pipits as well as 9 Pied

Wagtails

were seen.
throughout the island. 4

Chiffchaffs
were seen consisting of one specific shielding in the completely dry rock wall surface by Husbandry.
Area.
Male Wheatear, West Coastline © Stuart Cossey At Jenny’s.
Cove the initial
Puffins were seen.
with 8 rafting with each other. The variety of Puffins must boost in the direction of the.
end of the month. A
Great Northern Scuba Diver
remained in the Touchdown Bay as well as a Red-throated.
Scuba Diver
was off Rat Island. 13 March Dry as well as bright in the mid-day with wind.
proceeding from the southwest. After.
the other day’s solid winds a boating of 29

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were seen in the Touchdown Bay. A solitary man (*) Wheatear(*) went to the western end of the Airstrip as well as 42 (*) Field(*) Pipits(*) were seen. Remarkably a bat was tape-recorded flying around Quarry Fish pond at 13:00. Pictures as well as dimension recommend either a (*) Noctule(*), (*) Leisler’s (*) or (*) Serotine Bat.(*) Male Chaffinch, Town © Stuart Cossey(*)

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