|First Black Redstart of the year (Ed Tooth)|
|Showing well (Ed Tooth)|
|Lingering Long-tailed Duck (Ed Tooth)|
|Grey Seal taking it easy (Ed Tooth)|
Friday 28th March comments: It’s been another bitterly cold day as the easterly winds continue to dominate and judging by the forecasts, will do for some time to come! The team have been busy preparing the islands for our grand opening on Tuesday, whilst our seabirds have moved off back to the open sea whilst the bad weather remains.
On the bird migrant front, it’s been a quiet start but today brought our first noticeable arrivals. A cracking Black Redstart was discovered alongside a Chiffchaff whilst a handful of Goldcrest lingered. The change in season is very evident as a Long-tailed Duck alongside an immature Iceland Gull at roost gave a very winter feel but two Sandwich Terns reminded us that summer is just around the corner….