Thursday, 3 May 2012

Early March 2012

March 10th: 2 Merlins, 2 Short-eared Owls and a Hen Harrier represented the raptors. Other good birds were 10 Crossbills and 24 Corn Buntings.

March 9th: Flying south were 37 Red-throated Divers. An adult Mediterranean Gull, a Firecrest, 2 Crossbills, a Hen Harrier and a Merlin provided variety. 3 Glossy Ibises appeared, not surprisingly, in view of the recent influx into the country.

March 8th: A Common Buzzard and 5 Siskins headed south. 2 Avocets were on Tennyson Sands. 5 Pochards, 8 Eiders, a Brambling, 2 Crossbills and 14 Corn Buntings added variety.

March 7th: Few records, with a Mute Swan on Jackson's Marsh being the most important.

March 6th: South went a Lapland Bunting and 2 Crossbills, and west a Common Buzzard. A Woodcock, a Short-eared Owl and 14 Corn Buntings were the best of the rest.

March 5th: A Short-eared Owl and a Tree Sparrow were noted.

March 4th: 2 Rooks and 6 Siskins headed south. Present were a Marsh Harrier and 6 Redwings.

March 3rd: A small influx of ducks, including 4 Goldeneyes, 3 Pintails and 53 Shovelers.

March 2nd: A Short-eared Owl, 16 Fieldfares and 3 Redwings were of note. 3 Siskins flew south.

March 1st: A Tree Sparrow south was the best bird.

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