Some movement evident

25th March 2017 – bright and sunny NE1
A check of the sea provided 37 Common Scoter, 7 Red-throated Diver and 2 Shag.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 5 Goldcrest and a Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
Northbound passage included 240 Pink-footed Geese, 80 Meadow Pipit, 36 Whooper Swan and 3 Siskin.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 250 pale-bellied birds.
Water Rail, Great Spotted Woodpecker and 5 Long-tailed Tit were the best of the rest.
Both Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock have now emerged.