Sunday, 30 March 2014

Lapping it up

There seems to be so much to blog about at the moment that hopefully we'll get plenty of short snappy blogs out in the coming week/weeks. Today our first volunteers arrived, after earlier disappointments and we grow closer to being ready for opening on Tuesday.

On the wildlife front we had an impressive 'fall' of Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs today and the Puffins started flooding in. Here are the highlights from todays sightings:

Great Northern Diver 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Merlin 1
Puffin 50+
Sand Martin 4
Song Thrush 3
Redwing 1
Robin 2
Reed Warbler 1
Blackcap 4
Willow Warbler 51 incl. 2-3 'Northern' type birds
Chiffchaff 27
Goldcrest 3
Chaffinch 1
Goldfinch 2
Linnet 14
Redpoll 1
Lapland Bunting 1

That's the boring list, here's some photo's and a video of the Lapland Bunting:

Male Lapland Bunting in breeding plumage

One of a few 'Northern' Willow Warblers P. t. acredula

A very early Reed Warbler

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