Rillage Point to Watermouth

A strange start to spring passage. The strong southerlies in the last week of Feb brought an unusually early movement of 275 Meadow Pipits WNW on 25th, but since then numbers have been lower than normal during a series of very chilly mornings, though building up again to 41 today. Similarly a Chiffchaff back on territory on 28 Feb, but no new arrivals since. Otherwise there have been flurries of Stonechats, a trickle of Linnets, Siskins, both Grey & alba wagtails, and yesterday (4th) the season's first significant E-bound movement of 80 adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls – always a feature of March here – with another 25 today. Two Greylag Geese also heading E this morning were only my third-ever patch record!

Posted March 5th, 2021 at 12:03 pm by Tim Jones in Bird News