15.9 C
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Sunday, March 26, 2023

nineteenth to twenty fifth December – Merry Christmas!

Reasonable to robust winds from the west and southwest. Largely
overcast with rain however occasional blue skies. Temperatures stay delicate.

5 Teal have been on
Pondsbury on the twenty first and a excessive rely of 14 Mallard was taken throughout the
island. The Greylag Goose was nonetheless current on the nineteenth, twentieth, twenty third and twenty fifth. A
Nice Northern Diver was within the Touchdown Bay on the twentieth and two on the twenty second.
One confirmed inside 10m throughout the annual Christmas Day swim off the Jetty!

A number of waders have been
nonetheless round after the chilly climate Lapwing disappeared utterly after 18 on
the nineteenth and 28 on the twentieth. 49 Golden Plover have been seen on the nineteenth and 32 on
the twentieth earlier than they too additionally left for the twenty first. A small flock of 5 Golden
have been seen calling and flying across the airstrip on the twenty second. Two
Oystercatcher have been within the Touchdown Bay on the twentieth and a pair of Purple
confirmed effectively at Brazen Ward. A small variety of Snipe have been seen
together with two heard within the night of the twenty first over the Village.

Purple Sandpipers, Brazen Ward © Paul Dean

152 Herring Gulls
have been within the farm fields on the nineteenth, the very best rely since breeding birds
left in August. Numbers remained round 60 on the twentieth, twenty first and twenty fourth. A second
calendar-year Yellow-legged Gull was with the Herring Gulls on the twenty first.  48 Nice Black-backed Gulls have been counted on
the nineteenth -the solely double determine rely of the week. There have been additionally small
numbers of Lesser Black-backed Gulls with 9 on the nineteenth being the very best
rely. A Black-headed Gull flew over Ackland’s Moor on the nineteenth.

Herring Gulls, Tillage Subject © Paul Dean

A Sparrowhawk and Merlin have been being seen across the South
Finish of the island nonetheless. At one level they have been seen preventing over South West Subject.
The Buzzard was seen as much as the twenty second. The Jackdaw continues to be being seen across the

Buzzard © Paul Dean

One Goldcrest was heard in Millcombe on the twentieth and twenty second
and two have been heard on the twenty first. A Fieldfare have been seen on the nineteenth and twenty first. The
variety of Redwing and Track Thrush has dropped from final week. The very best
counts have been 11 Redwing and eight Track Thrush on the twenty second.  No Redwing have been seen on the because the
twenty third. A single Skylark was seen within the twenty second. 
A Pied Wagtail was in Barton Subject on the twentieth to the twenty fourth. Three Meadow
have been recorded on the twenty fourth.

There was a small arrival of finches on the twentieth with 40
Chaffinch and a Siskin in Millcombe. This dropped once more the following day with the
subsequent highest rely of 19 on the twenty third.

In non-avian information, Pygmy Shrews have develop into more and more
lively within the properties throughout the chilly climate; the logbook is stuffed with
sightings together with Hanmers, Previous Gentle Decrease and Stoneycroft.

Contributors: Stuart Cossey, Rosie Ellis, Paul Dean

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