A hint of spring

20th February 2008 - misty start then sunny spells/calm
Just 3 Red-throated Diver were of note.
Diurnal Migration
Two skeins of Pink-footed Geese totalling 210 birds headed north while 3 Greenfinch and 2 Song Thrush appeared to be on passage.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 37 Purple Sandpiper and 3 Greenshank.
At least 3 Little Egret remain and both Peregrine and Merlin were seen. A build up in the number of Lesser Black-backed Gulls (500+ present rather than the small numbers that remain through the winter) fuels speculation that spring is just around the corner.