Further hints that spring is fast approaching

28th February 2011 – early frost/sunny spells N1
Remaining quiet over the sea with just 9 Common Scoter, 3 Shag and single Razorbill and Red-throated Diver logged.
Diurnal Migration
A northbound Siskin flew through.
Grounded Migrants
An increase was evident in the number of Goldfinch, Greenfinch and Reed Bunting present.
Two Little Egret and a Little Owl best of the rest.
February is a traditionally quiet month on the island with spring migration yet to kick in, however a total of 40 birds of 11 species was above average and a reasonable return for the month. Individual species totals involved: Goldfinch (8), Reed Bunting (7), Blackbird (6), Great Tit (4), Blue Tit (4), House Sparrow (3), Greenfinch (3), Song Thrush (2) Linnet (1), Coal Tit (1) and Chaffinch (1).
A Mottled Grey graced the moth traps.