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HomeBirdsixth to twelfth March – The primary Swallow and a Hooded Crow

sixth to twelfth March – The primary Swallow and a Hooded Crow

 Typically overcast with
rain showers. Sturdy winds all week, largely from the north and west.

A excessive rely of 13 feminine and 5 male Mallard had been counted throughout the island on sixth. 5 Teal had been seen on Pondsbury on eleventh and
twelfth. The feminine Shoveler was
seen once more as much as the tenth taking a little bit of a tour of the island ponds together with Rocket Pole and Quarters Ponds.

Shoveler, Rocket Pole Pond © Stuart Cossey

The Inventory Dove was nonetheless being seen as much as the twelfth, usually in
the Tenting Area. Three Woodpigeon had been collectively in Millcombe on sixth, the
highest rely up to now this 12 months.  The
long-staying Jackdaw was once more seen all this week. On the tenth a Hooded Crow
was seen within the night by Tibbets and once more on twelfth. A Kestrel first seen on
4th was nonetheless round this week, almost certainly one of many breeding pair returning
to the island. The feminine Sparrowhawk and Merlin are additionally nonetheless being seen.

Inventory Dove, Tenting Area © Stuart Cossey

Single Golden Plover had been recorded on sixth, seventh and eighth and
4 on twelfth. The Curlew was seen once more across the south of the island on sixth
and seventh. A Jack Snipe was flushed by Gannet’s Cove on tenth.

Two Nice Northern Divers had been within the Touchdown Bay on eighth.
The primary Puffins had been seen on Land on twelfth with 12+ counted, in addition to 800 Guillemot
and 350 Razorbill.

A Chiffchaff was seen on seventh and a Firecrest on tenth. Three
Redwing flew out of Millcombe on sixth. Six Stonechat had been counted on tenth.

Contributors: Stuart Cossey, Rosie Ellis, Matt Stritch, Martin
Thorne, Neil Trout, Ester Spears



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