Constant showers and longer spells of rain were blasted along by a stiff, cool wind this afternoon, and although I braved the elements and walked a circuit of Migrant Alley, I knew I was clutching at straws if I thought I was going to find any migrants - or much else for that matter. In the end all I saw of note was a KESTREL, a PEREGRINE, which was toying with some HERRING GULLS and a flock of around 150 STARLINGS.
The unsatisfactory last few walks of March didn't stop it being the best March yet for the number of bird species recorded (71), beating last years record total by two species. The average number of species seen in March stands at 62.2, so it was a very good total. The combined total for March stands at 83, with three species added this month, the WILLOW WARBLER, the BARNACLE GOOSE, and surprisingly the TAWNY OWL.
As the patch walk was a short one I came home and watched the garden feeders, which are being emptied at an alarming rate - kerching! I took some pics throught he rain splattered window, into the gloom of the garden, so they are a bit blurry!