Today the weather was fair in the morning, with a cool moderate SW5. 60% cloud cover increasing to overcast and drizzle after lunch.
The morning started with a check of the Seaton Point. Rob had a White Wagtail there yesterday. Although there were 6 Alba wagtails two looked like Pieds ' yarrelli' and 4 were likely candidates for White Wagtail, 'alba'. No two looked alike. Although the four were significantly different in appearance to the male and female Pieds nearby, I think only one could be described as 'probably a White Wagtail'. Far better to wait until April!
We then checked up the north end as far as Low Steads and had 8+ Razorbills, 1 female Common Scoter flew south, 4+ Red breasted Mergansers, 8+ Pied Wagtails, 53 Golden Plover, 3+ Stonechat, the Snow Bunting photographed below, 1 female Long-tailed Duck with 7 Goldeneye in Howdiemont Bay, 1 ad Gannet and 1 Red throated Diver flew N.
55. Common Scoter
56. Golden Plover
57. Song Thrush
58. Snow Bunting
59. Long-tailed Duck
63. Collared Dove
In the afternoon Jane and myself and Bunty walked through the Howick Long Walk. It was very quiet with only a flock of finches containing 30 each Goldfinch and Greenfinch of note.