Sunday, 28 March 2010

Spring is on its way...maybe

The lingering Black Redstart on Inner Farne (By Mark Breaks)

Guillemots inspecting the cliffs (by Mark Breaks)

Sunday 28th March comments:

the clocks have jumped forward, the lighter nights are on their way and here comes...the snow. having turned the corner with the weather, it appeared sprig was very much here but looking at the forecast for early this week, the winds are switching to the east and snow is heading our way - time to warn the team to wrap up warm!! The Wheatears and the Sandwich Terns may be in for a shock.
The weekend brought a few highlights, including an immature Iceland Gull to the roost on Knoxes reef whilst the Black Redstart lingers on. Other birds of note included a male Snow Bunting and 13 pink-footed Geese north. the breeding birds continue to come and go, but Shags appear to be almost completed nest building - eggs will be next!
The etching on the ceiling is generating some interest and some news might be breaking soon - but waiting for confirmation.


kezia said...

Fair bit of snow this morning on EJs nest at Loch Garten and sounds like more to come yet so keep warm . Looking forward to hearing about the etching news .

Jan said...

Not any more it isn't - cold wet windy and more like winter than spring, am hoping the frogspawn doesn't all freeze.

Can I come over and see your etchings? ;) LOL