Monday, February 29th, 2016
Temperatures again struggled to five degrees C after an overnight frost, with sunny intervals and a light south-west wind. The seawatch was very quiet, with the undoubted highlights confined to the land.
The wetlands attracted 18 Teal, a Grey Heron, four Coot and 18 Curlew, whilst a pair of Grey Partridge on the Outer Head was notable. A Woodlark discovered in the Lighthouse Grasslands represented an excellent record of a less than annual migrant. One Richard’s Pipit was present at North Landing, whilst the identification of six Scandinavian Rock Pipits was more a reflection of their breeding plumage starting to show through.