With the wind forecast to be in the southeast, I was up and out by dawn ready for the first vis-mig count of the season. Nothing earth-shattering, but a nice start, with good variety typical on these winds. An adult Med Gull on the green by lighthouse was a bonus. Few birds seen during rest of day, with a Peregrine in the harbour and a Woodcock in the forestry being the highlights. A Common Quaker, a Mottled Grey and a March Moth caught by Sophie in the NOA trap, 2 toads and my first frogspawn of the year were the non-avian delights. Here's the vis-mig count with a link through to Trektellen.nl, the visible migration website, which, for those not familiar with it, has a mass of data from visible migration watchpoints all over Europe.
|Hunstanton Cliffs (Norfolk, England)|
Saturday 8 March 2014
Common Toad, Holme NWT, 8th March 2014
Queen Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris, Hunstanton 8th March 2014