Tuesday, 12 March 2013

11-12th MARCH

Stonechat, Selsey (Chris Janman)
Monday, 11th MARCH: A blasting gale force north-easterly with snow and blizzard conditions made things all but unbirdable; I didn't go out (my excuse being I was trying to set up this blog site), but I didn't worry too much as surely no-one was out birding. Seems I was wrong; Sarah Russell ventured out to do her bit of the patch and reports as follows:- Two Mediterranean gulls joined the usual black-headed and herring gulls on East Beach pond today and a sparrowhawk visited gardens in Marine Drive. Well done Sarah!! 

Tuesday, 12th MARCH: Selsey Bill 0835-0945hrs NE 4 v cold wind ,sunny later.
How odd to see the Isle of Wight covered in snow. A hungry male Stonechat still feeding by the sea-watch wall, 35 Common Scoter and 2 Great Northern Divers offshore as well as 25 adult summer-plumaged Mediterranean Gulls, 4 Gannets flew east. Nearby at Church Norton a single Goldeneye and a further 15 ad Mediterranean Gull. (Chris Janman).

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