Goldfinch to France

2nd March 2013 – sunny spells NNE1/2
A check of the calm sea early morning produced 16 Red-breasted Merganser, 12 Red-throated Diver, 10 Common Scoter, 4 Razorbill and a Guillemot.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 160 pale-bellied birds, while waders included 2500 Knot.
Grounded Migrants
A single Snow Bunting was perhaps on the move.
The Hooded Crow and 2 Raven remain and at least 5 Little Egret were logged.
The first moth of the year finally appeared in the moth trap – an Oak Beauty, just the third island record.
The Goldfinch colour-ringing project which began in 2012 produced it first continental recovery with a bird observed in a garden near Calais, FRANCE.