Sunday, 20 March 2011


In the absence of any migrants to photograph, I bring you sunbathing Tawny Owl ....

..... and busy Long-tailed Tit.

Still not an awful lot happening yet, but another pleasant day to be out and about! Short seawatch saw 330 Gannets (most east) and 296 Auks (all west) pass before 8.00, when passage stopped abruptly. The only real bird of note was a single Manx Shearwater (west).
Otherwise, a new Black Redstart (immature male) on the Point, a Firecrest in Pig's Nose Valley and a total of 15 Chiffchaffs represent the best of the day's birds. A Curlew flying north and the first Green Woodpecker of the year were noteworthy, as was a pair of Dunnocks taking food to a nest already!