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Friday, 28 February 2014

Friday 28th February 2014

Feels more like mid-winter again this morning. A Yellowhammer is a half decent migrant for us these days as they have become very scarce in recent years - the timing is, however, dead right for the start of spring passage for this species. The onshore breeze produced more entertaining sea watching. Heading south 120 Red-throated Diver, 7 Brent, 5 Gannet, 5 Common Scoter, 2 Great-northern Diver, 2 Shelduck & Oyk plus going north 104 Red-throated Diver, 39 Cormorant, 15 Common Scoter, 4 Brent, 2 Gannet, Great-crested Grebe & Guillemot. Loitering offshore at least 30 Red-throated Diver, Bonxie & 2 Porpoise. Finally, the 4 Snow Bunting & 2 Long-tailed Tit are still with us. Need to go and warm my feet up now !