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March 2015 Sightings

30th March 2015 - Monday

Another wild day with a force 5-6 wnw with rain by mid afternoon
Seawatch: 07:00 09:00 Moving were 4 Common Scoter, 6 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Fulmar, 2 Gannet, 66 Herring Gull, 31 Jackdaw, 6 Carrion Crow, 12 Rook and 2 Yellowhammer. 2 Canada Geese were on Easington Straight with 970 Brent Geese, the adult Black Brant and 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, before flying south. 4 Gadwall and a Pintail were in the triangle, A Black Redstart was in Kilnsea where a Barn Owl and a Redwing were.

Ringing- 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Tit, 1 Tree Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch.

29th March 2015 - Sunday

Migration/sea-watch 07.00-11.00. Another poor day with a force 3 W wind increasing to a force 6 NW wind and rain from mid-morning to mid-afternoon.
A Ring Ouzel was a nice surprise at Kew first thing, a Fieldfare and 2 Redwing were also the first for a while, 4 Goldcrests were present.
On the move were 7 Teal, 5 Common Scoter, 21 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Gannet, 2 Lesser B.B.Gull, 85 Meadow Pipit, 2 alba Wagtail and a Yellowhammer.

28th March 2015 - Saturday

Sea-watch 06.45-10.30. A wild windy day (force 5-6 SW) and frequent rain showers.
A Water Pipit at Beacon Ponds was a welcome addition to the year list, other migrants included 4 Chiffchaff, and 6 Goldcrest.
On the move were 3 Tufted Duck, 35 Common Scoter, 31 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 1 Lesser B.B.Gull, 4 Auk sp and 14 Meadow Pipit.
The adult Black Brant was seen again on Easington Straight and other birds present were 7 Greylag Geese, 12 Wigeon, 11 Teal, 1 Snipe and 1 Greenshank.

27th March 2015 - Friday

Migration/sea-watch 06.20-10.00. A bright and sunny morning with cloud building in the afternoon, a light but cool force 2-1 WNW wind.
Some light passage mostly birds coming in off and continuing NW, totals were south unless stated: 4 Eider, 4 Common Scoter, 16 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver N, 8 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 4 auk sp, 2 Skylark + 1 NW, 195 Meadow Pipit NW, 1 Rock Pipit + 1 NW, 3 alba Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail NW, 7 Jackdaw, 22 Rook.
Other birds seen were 576 Brent Geese + 1 Pale-bellied, 4 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 1 Pintail, 1 Merlin, 1 Water Rail, 17 Avocet, 680 Grey Plover, 3000 Dunlin, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Barn Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Black Redstart still on Canal Scrape, 5 Chiffchaff and 1 Goldcrest.

26th March 2015 - Thursday

Sea-watch 07.00-10.15. A wet and windy morning and a few sunny spells in the afternoon, an increasing force 4-6 NW wind.
Birding was limited, over the sea were 14 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver, 26 Gannet, 3 Oystercatcher and 2 Guillemot.
The only other birds noted were 600 Brent + 2 Pale-bellied Brents, 14 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 1 Pintail, 20 Teal, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Chiffchaff.

25th March 2015 - Wednesday

Migration-watch 06.40-09.00. Clear blue skies with a cold force 2-3 N wind.
A very quiet day, the only birds moving were 1 Velvet Scoter south, 6 Red-throated Diver north, 15 Meadow Pipit in off and 5 Jackdaw and 2 Rook south.
Other birds seen included 4 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 1 Pintail, 63 Golden Plover, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Black Redstart, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrest.

24th March 2015 - Tuesday

Migration-watch 06.30-10.00. A frosty start and clear blue skies all day with a force 2-1 W-NW-SE wind.
An addition to the year list was unfortunately found dead at the Warren, a Long-eared Owl What is very disturbing, is that on inspection the bird had been shot, its body littered with shotgun pellets! 3 Short-eared Owls were seen at Long Bank in the afternoon, 2 Long-tailed Tits were at Cliff Farm and other birds seen included 19 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 29 Teal, 8 Little Egret, 1 Merlin, 12 Avocet, 1 Woodcock, 2 Greenshank, 3 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff and 3 Goldcrest.
Passage was very light but included 8 Pintail, 1 Grey Heron, 18 Meadow Pipit NW, 1 Rock Pipit NW, 22 Jackdaw and 26 Rook.

23rd March 2015 - Monday

A bright start clouding over by early afternoon with a force 2-3 southwest - west wind.
Migration: 06:50-10:20 Moving were 4 Eider, 9 Common Scoter, 5 Red-throated Diver, 17 Cormorant, 3 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 32 Meadow Pipit, 4 Alba Wagtail, 2 Great Tit, 34 Jackdaw, 16 Rook, 14 Carrion Crow, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Siskin, 2 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting.
Also present were 2 Snipe, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Black Redstart , 2 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff, a small arrival of 12 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest in Canal Hedge and 1200 Starling.

Ringing- 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 9 Goldcrest, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch.

Firecrest. Ian Smith

Firecrest. Ian Smith

22nd March 2015 - Sunday

Bright and sunny with an increasing and variable force 1-3 southwest-south-southeast
Migration: 06:30-12:30 Moving were 4 Common Scoter, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 22 Cormorant, 1 Grey Plover, 4 Curlew, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Rock Pipit, 11 alba wagtail, 10 Great Tit, 3 Magpie, 22 Jackdaw, 14 Rook, 36 Carrion Crow, 5 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer and 1 Reed Bunting.
Also present were 8 Gadwall, 27 Wigeon, 39 Teal, 7 Pintail, 4 Eider, 20 Common Scoter, 1 Peregrine, 1 Black Redstart and 1 Chiffchaff.

Ringing- 2 Blackbird, 4 Great Tit, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch.

21st March 2015 - Saturday

Migration/sea-watch 06.30-11.40. A dull grey day with a strong force 5-3 northerly wind.
Most activity was spent sea-watching and it paid off for a lucky few with the first ever March record of Sooty Shearwater at Spurn which flew north. Other birds offshore were 1 Wigeon, 18 Common Scoter, 16 Red-throated Dive r, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Fulmar, 157 Gannet, 487 Herring Gull, 26 Great B.B.Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 79 auk sp, 5 Guillemot.
Other birds seen included 1 Peregrine, 1 Jack Snipe, 6 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, and 1 Long-tailed Tit.

20th March 2015 - Friday

Migration/sea-watch 06.40-10.40. Mostly sunny with cloud building in the afternoon with a force 1-3 W wind.
Ringing: 1 Song Thrush, 3 Redwing, 11 Blackbird, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Tree Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Siskin, 3 Greenfinch.
Migration was very light but did include the first Woodlark of the year at 07.55 flying south over Numpties, also on the move were 42 Oystercatchers and 10 Common Gulls out east, and moving south were 31 Black-headed Gull, 85 Herring Gull, 5 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 alba Wagtail, 10 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Siskin, 4 Linnet and 4 Reed Bunting.
Other birds present included 4 Teal, 2 Pintail, 2 Little Egret, 1 Merlin, 1 Water Rail, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Barn Owl, ,1 Rock Pipit, a Wheatear at the gas terminal, 25 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 4 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 600 Starling, 2 Siskin.

Barn Owl. Ian Smith

Barn Owl. Ian Smith

19th March 2015 - Thursday

Mostly cloudy with a force 3-1 north north-easterly
Migration: 07:00-09:30 Moving were2 Eider, 3 Red-throated Diver, 4 Cormorant, 2 Meadow Pipit in-off, 64 Redwing, 2 Jackdaw, 3 Rook and 1 Yellowhammer.
Also present were 5 Greylag Geese, 2 Teal, 2 Snipe, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest and 13 Chaffinch.

Ringing- 2 Blackbird, 2 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch.

18th March 2015 - Wednesday

A cloudy start which brightened up by the afternoon with a force 2-3 northerly
Migration: 06:20-10:30 Moving were 3 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 alba Wagtail, 2 Jackdaw, 8 Rook, 4 Chaffinch.
Also present were1 Whooper Swan, 10 Teal,1 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Water Rail, 2 Moorhen, 2 Snipe, 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Black Redstart, 8 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 17 Chaffinch, 7 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin,1 Bullfinch


Ringing- 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Tit, 1 Starling, 2 Goldcrest, 8 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 1 Reed Bunting. Total 22/11

17th March 2015 - Tuesday

Mostly cloudy with occasional light rain and force 1 southerly wind.
Migration: 07:15-09:15 Moving were 2 Curlew out, 2 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit plus 2 in, 1 alba Wagtail, 2 Great Tit, 4 Magpie, 16 Jackdaw plus 3 u-turned, 4 Rook plus 13 u-turned, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch
Also present were 2 Whooper Swan, 500 Brent Geese, 10 Avocet, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Goldcrest and 2 Snow Bunting.

Ringing- 1 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Wren, 1 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 1 House Sparrow, 7 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting

first Black Redstart of the spring. Alan Cawthrow

first Black Redstart of the spring. Alan Cawthrow

16th March 2015 - Monday

A cloudy start with light drizzle and a force 3-2 easterly, brightening later
Seawatch 07:00-08:00 Hardly any movement with just 2 Meadow Pipit south.
Other birds present included 2 Whooper Swan, 18 Greylag Geese, 2 Gadwall, 5 Pintail, 8 Little Egret, 6 Avocet, 1 Snipe, 32 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Snow Bunting and the adult Black Brant.

Ringing- 1 Dunnock, 3 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 1 song thrush, 2 Great Tit, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Goldcrest

15th March 2015 - Sunday

Another work party day completed the majority of work needed in Church Field.

Cloudy with light spits of Rain with force 3-4 north-easterly
Migration/seawatch: 07:00-08:00 Very little moving but did include a Common Crane south, 1 Lapwing in-off, 8 Auk sp., and 2 Jackdaw.
Also present were, 3 Gadwall, 3 Pintail, 560 Oystercatcher, 10 Avocet, 39 Black-tailed Godwit, the first Wheatear, 1 Fieldfare, a Chiffchaff and the adult Black Brant.
Ringing- 1 Goldcrest, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Great Tit, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Tree Sparrow, 1 Goldfinch.

14th March 2015 - Saturday

As the first day of a work party weekend most of the day was spent doing practical work in Church Field/Kew and Corner Field
Cloudy to start becoming brighter by late morning with a cold force 4-3 north-east wind
Seawatch: 08:20-1020 Moving were 8 Common Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Red-throated Diver, 2 Fulmar, 88 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 2 Dunlin, 6 Auk sp, 3 Guillemot, 2 Rook u-turned.
Also seen were 12 Common Scoter on the Humber, 32 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Stonechat, 1 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Goldfinch and a Snow Bunting.

13th March 2015 - Friday

A bright and sunny day, became overcast with murky conditions in the afternoon and a force 1 easterly
Migration: 06:50-11:00 Moving were 10 Whooper Swan, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Gannet, 410 Herring Gull, 6 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit plus 2 in, 2 alba Wagtail, 3 Great Tit, 4 Jackdaw plus 6 u-turned, 13 Rook plus 6 u-turned, 180 Starling, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 20 Linnet, 10 Reed Bunting
Also Present were 250 Golden Plover, 450 Grey Plover, 2500 Knot, 2200 Dunlin, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, a Short-eared Owl, 1 Rubicola-type Stonechat trapped at the Warren, 1 Great Tit, and a male Bullfinch at the Warren slowly moved north

Ringing- 3 Great Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Robin, 1 Stonechat, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Song Thrush

12th March 2015 - Thursday

Bright and sunny until late afternoon with a force 2-3 south easterly

Migration/sea-watch: 07:30 - 10:45 – Moving were 16 Pochard, 2 Common Scoter, 4 Red-throated Diver, 16 Gannets, 47 Herring Gull, 1 Guillemot, 3 Rock Pipit, 7 Jackdaw, 7 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 6 Linnet and 9 Reed Bunting.
Also present were 2 Black Brants, 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and 760 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 27 Wigeon, 3 Gadwall, 20 Teal, 2 Pintail, 1 Shoveler, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Merlin, 8 Avocet, 1300 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 2 Guillemot on the sea, 4 Alba Wagtail, 12 Redwing and 1 Goldcrest.

Ringing- 1 Woodpigeon, 3 Robin, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Greenfinch

11th March 2015 - Wednesday

Bright and sunny to midday with rain in the afternoon with an increasing force 2-4 southerly
Seawatch/migration: 06:30-11:00. Moving were 8 Common Scoter, 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 Lapwing, 41 Black-headed Gull plus 25 in-off, 2 Stock Dove, 10 Woodpigeon, 2 Alba wagtail, 9 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 6 Jackdaw plus 6 U-turned, 5 Rook, 7 Carrion Crow, 61 Chaffinch, 45 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch, 11 Siskin, 1 Yellowhammer and 11 Reed Bunting .
Also present were - 3 Pintail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Song Thrush, 12 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest and 2 Siskin.

Ringing- 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 2 Great Tit, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch

10th March 2015 - Tuesday

A nice spring-like day with blue skies clouding up by late evening with rain and a force 2-1 west-south east wind
Seawatch/migration: 07:00-10:30, 15:00-16:00. Moving were 31 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Eider, 3 Common Scoter, 4 Red-throated Diver, 14 Cormorant, the first Red Kite of the year, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Lapwing in-off, 6 Meadow Pipit, 12 Great Tit, 10 Jackdaw plus 13 U-turned, 5 Rook plus 1 U-turned, 315 Starling, 17 Chaffinch, 11 Linnet and 2 Reed Bunting.
Also present were – 900 Brent Geese, 50 Wigeon, 3 Gadwall, 9 Teal, 2 Pintail, 1 Common Buzzard, 9 Avocet, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Stonechat, 4 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Long-tailed Tit and a Bullfinch at the Warren slowly moved north.
A Comma was seen in Easington

Ringing- 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Knot, 1 Dunlin, 7 Great Tit, 3 Chaffinch, 1 House Sparrow

9th March 2015 - Monday

A bright start following overnight frost clouding up by midday with rain and an increasing force 2-4 south easterly
Seawatch/migration: 07:30-10:30, 06:50-10:00. Moving were a Pink-footed Goose, 5 Greylag Goose, 1 Wigeon (plus 5 out), 5 Teal (plus 20 in), 2 Eider, 24 Red-throated Diver, 12 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 3 Oystercatcher, 119 Herring Gull, 4 Auk sp., 1 Guillemot, 17 Woodpigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 36 Great Tit, 6 Jackdaw, 4 Rook, 110 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 43 Chaffinch, 5 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 13 Linnet and 2 Reed Bunting.

Also present were a Pale-bellied Brent and 2 Black Brant amongst the Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 1 Gadwall, 29 Teal, 7 Pintail, 4 Goldeneye, 8 Avocet, 4 Jack Snipe, 19 Snipe, 1 Woodcock, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Twite at Beacon Lagoons.

Ringing- 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 4 Great Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch

migrating Great Tits. Adam Hutt

migrating Great Tits. Adam Hutt

migrating Great Tits. Adam Hutt

migrating Great Tits. Adam Hutt

8th March 2015 - Sunday

A cloudy morning with rain by early afternoon and force 4-1 south westerly.
Migration/seawatch:0650-1100 The first good day of spring passage and moving were 160 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Teal, 24 Pintail out, 7 Eider, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Goosander, 25 Red-throated Diver, 5 Gannets, 8 Cormorant, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Oystercatcher, 5 Sanderling, 297 Black-headed Gulls, 206 Herring Gulls,1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Guillemot, 14 Auk sp, 29 Stock Doves, 94 Woodpigeons, 10 Skylark, 16 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 4 Alba Wagtails, 3 Dunnock, 26 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 26 Jackdaw, 10 Rook, 86 Starling, 2 Tree Sparrow, 217 Chaffinches, 24 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 9 Siskin and 34 Linnets.
Other birds seen included 6 Greylag Geese, both Black Brants, 35 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 3 Pintail, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Peregrine, 2 Snipe, 60 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 2000 Woodpigeon, 1 Short-eared Owl,12 Skylark, 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 2 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, 15 Redwing, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, a Firecrest and 3 Long-tailed Tits.
Ringing:1 Wren, 2 Robin, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Firecrest, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Reed Bunting.

Firecrest. Ian Smith

Firecrest. Ian Smith

7th March 2015 - Saturday

Mostly sunny with force 4-6 south-westerly. Seawatch/migration:0635-1040
Moving were 720 Pink-footed Geese,36 Whooper Swan,2 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 10 Teal,2 Pintail,2 Shoveler,7 Eider, 17 Common Scoter, 36 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Gannet, 4 Oystercatcher, 6 Dunlin, 185 Black-headed Gull, 58 Herring Gull, 44 Auk sp. 139 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 2 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting.
Other birds present were 4 Greylag Geese, 1 Black Brant, 83 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 13 Teal, 7 Pintail,, 2 Shoveler, 4 Goldeneye, 11 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 60 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Rock Pipit, 6 Stonechat, 3 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Linnet and 8 Snow Bunting.

Stonechat. Ian Smith

Stonechat. Ian Smith

Snow Bunting. Adam Hutt

Snow Bunting. Adam Hutt

6th March 2015 - Friday

Lengthy sunny spells with variable cloud and force 3-4 south-westerly.
Migration/sea-watch 07:15-15:30. Moving were 520 Pink Footed Geese,14 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 4 Eider, 28 Common Scoter, 71 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 17 Gannet, 4 Cormorant, 31 Golden Plover in, 47 Herring Gull, 1 Guillemot, 1 Stock Dove, 5 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 3 Alba wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Rook in, 21 Starling, 15 Chaffinch, 10 Greenfinch, 1 Siskin, 1 Linnet and a Mistle Thrush.
Also present were a Black Brant, 2 Pale and 314 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 7 Teal, 2 Pintail, 3 Goldeneye, 1 Barn Owl, 8 Skylark, 1 Redwing, 4 Long-tailed Tits, 7 Chaffinch and a Snow Bunting.

Black Brant. Ian Smith

Black Brant. Ian Smith

Skylark. Ian Smith

Skylark. Ian Smith

5th March 2015 - Thursday

Mostly cloudy with some sunny spells with a force 2-4 south-westerly. Migration/seawatch: 07:30-10:45. Moving were 530 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Teal, 1 Common Scoter, 9 Red-throated Diver, 1 Gannet, 52 Herring Gulls, 3 Auk sp., 41 Woodpigeon, 7 Great Tit, 4 Jackdaw U turned, 7 Chaffinch and 3 Reed Bunting.
Other birds present consisted 6 Greylag Geese, 120 Wigeon, 2 Pintail,11 Teal, 5 Avocet, 63 Woodpigeon, 1 Rock Pipit, 4 Long-tailed Tits, 8 Chaffinch and 8 Reed Bunting.

4th March 2015 - Wednesday

The demolition of the warren buildings was suspended until further notice due to evidence of Bats.

Sunny spells and variable cloud cover made for a pleasant day but for the force 5 NW wind.
Seawatch: 0715-1030. Moving were 2 Common Scoter, 70 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Gannet, 8 Cormorants, 236 Herring Gulls and 50 Auk sp.
Other birds of note were a Common Buzzard that U turned, 3 Song Thrush and 2 Redwing in Church Field, 2 Mistle Thrush in Easington and 4 Long-tailed Tits at the Listening Dish later appeared at Kew.

3rd March 2015 - Tuesday

Mostly sunny with some light showers and force 5-6 westerly.
Seawatch: 07:45 - 0945 Moving at sea were 46 Red-throated Diver, 1 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 3 Common Scoter, 62 Herring Gull, 1 Guillemot, 3 Auk sp.
Birds present included 170 Wigeon,10 Teal, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Black-tailed Godwit,1 Greenshank.

2nd March 2015 - Monday

A changeable day with hail/sleet/snow and some sunshinewith force 4-6 westerly.
Seawatch: 07:20-13:20. Moving were 30 Red-throated Divers, 3 Fulmar, 67 Gannets, 2 Common Scoter, 737 Herring Gulls, 2 Kittiwakes, 14 Guillemot, 25 Auk sp.
Other birds included 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 8 Teal, 2 Snipe, 1 Little Owl, 1 Meadow Pipit , 1 Song Thrush and Redwing and a Goldfinch.

1st March 2015 - Sunday

Bright and sunny most of the day clouding over later with a force 5-6 westerly wind.
Seawatch 07:30-12:30 Moving were 38 Red-throated Divers, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Pintail,13 Common Scoter, 1 Eider, 3 Fulmar, 334 Gannets, 24 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1967 Herring Gulls, 22 Great Black-backed Gulls, 20 Kittiwake,821 Auk sp., and 20 Lapwings came in-off. The Pochard remained on Canal Scrape, 2 Goldeneye, 29 Teal and 2 Greenshank were on Kilnsea Wetlands and a single Pale-bellied Brent Goose was amongst the 400 Dark-bellied Brents.

Pochard. Ian Smith

Pochard. Ian Smith

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