March 2022 – Sightings

March 2022 – Sightings

30/3/22

  • White Wagtail (x3)
  • Twite (x70)
  • (Golden Eagle reported again)

29/3/22

  • BLACK REDSTART (female type)

27/3/22

  • Red-throated Diver
  • Great Northern Diver
  • Linnet (first of the year)
  • Herring Gull (a single group of 50 birds)

26/3/22

  • White-fronted Geese (x8)
  • White-tailed Eagle
  • Blackcap (female)
  • Greenfinch (in song)
  • Redpoll (in song)
  • Twite (x4+2)
  • (Several reports of perhaps 2 Golden Eagles over recent days)

25/3/22

  • Red-throated Diver
  • Great Northern Diver
  • White-fronted Goose (10)
  • Fulmar (x9)
  • Guillemot
  • Razorbill
  • Hen Harrier
  • Peregrine (x2)
  • PURPLE SANDPIPER (x2)
  • Twite (x8)

24/3/22

  • Red-throated Diver (first of the spring)
  • Great Northern Diver (x8)
  • White-fronted Geese (x11)
  • Barnacle Geese (x1050)
  • Wigeon (x2)
  • Teal (x84)
  • Red-breasted Merganser (x3)
  • Hen Harrier (x6)
  • Peregrine
  • Wheatear (in song)
  • Twite (x25+5)

22/3/22

  • Great Northern Diver (x3)
  • Greenland White-fronted Geese (x11)
  • Shelduck (x2)
  • Turnstone (x25)
  • Sanderling (x20)
  • Razorbills
  • Guillemots
  • Wood Pigeon (first of the year)
  • Wheatears (now seemingly well-established)
  • Twite (x13)

20/3/22

  • Wheatears (x4 – our first of the year!)
  • Canada Geese (x12 – our first of the year!!)
  • Meadow Pipits and Pied Wagtails (have arrived in large numbers)

18/3/22

  • Puffins (x4)
  • Eider (x8)
  • Shelduck (x2)
  • Peregrine (hunting in front of the Coll Hotel)
  • Greenland White-fronted Geese (x8)
  • Goldcrest (in song)
  • Greenfinch (in song)

6/3/22

  • Twite (x30)
  • Great Northern Diver

5/3/22

  • White-fronted Geese (x7)
  • Skylark (in full song)
  • Twite (x17)

4/3/22

  • Little Grebe (a new arrival)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull (the first of the spring)
  • Black-headed Gull (a real rarity at this time of year)
  • Guillemots (several small parties moving north)
  • Pied Wagtail (a pair – the first of the spring)
  • Greenfinch (singing)

3/3/22

  • Shelduck (x2 the first prospecting birds of the year)
  • White-tailed Eagle (adult)
  • White-fronted Geese (x6)

2/3/22

  • Curlew (x15)

1/3/22

  • Peregrine (a male through the garden!)
  • Whooper Swan (a single bird north, bugling mournfully)
  • Teal (x16 much displaying among the males)
  • Glaucous Gull (a second cy bird over Hogh Beach)
  • Starling (in song giving its full repertoire of British waders: perfect renditions of Oystercatcher, Curlew, Redshank and Common Sandpiper!)
  • Bottlenose Dolphin (a youngster dead on beach)
  • Coltsfoot (in flower)

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