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Saturday 22nd February 2020

Spring has definitely got going with 3 male Stonechat on the beach opposite the observatory late morning. The incessant windy spell continues. 223 Cormorant headed out to sea fishing. Southbound 5 Brent & 2 Fulmar. 2 Purps & 2 Snow Bunting present & accounted for.


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Friday 21st February 2020

Just 230 Cormorant headed out fishing. 2 Purps & 2 Snow Bunting at the point. Roll on spring !

Thursday 20th February 2020

A mere 240 Cormorant went out fishing. Offshore 8 Gannet following a dredger which is notable as we have only one previous record of this species so far this year. Southbound 14 Common Gull, 5 Black-headed Gull, 2 Shelduck, Brent, Dunlin, Fulmar & Great-crested Grebe in an hours observation. 2 Purps at the point plus the reappearance of 2 Snow Bunting nearby which look suspiciously like the same two last seen 12 days ago suggesting that they hadn't gone far away.

Wednesday 19th February 2020

Clear but windy. On the move heading south 72 Black-headed Gull, 8 Skylark, 3 Goldfinch & Siskin. Cormorant feeding movement has been almost non-existent in recent days. On the point 2 Purps & Rock Pipit.

Tuesday 18th February 2020

First-winter Black-headed Gulls have been almost non-existent all winter although a few have turned up in recent days.

A sign of spring is 2 Stonechat on the Butts. This species is one of the earliest spring migrants to appear in the last few days of February although this is roughly a week earlier than expected. On the point 3 Purps & Rock Pipit.

Monday 17th February 2020

Still windy. Adult Yellow-legged Gull paid a visit. 2 Purps on the point. Offshore a handful of Kitts with the only other thing worth a mention is a slight increase in the number of Lesser Black-backed Gulls over recent days.

Sunday 16th February 2020

Blowing a gale & bucketing down early on with the wind now abating to being just wet 'n windy. Not surprisingly, but haven't seen a birder on site all morning. Grim.