Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Look Back At March

March was a strange month, although 68 species were seen which is the highest monthly count of the year to date, there was nothing really outstanding in the additions to the Westport year list and yet twelve species were added to the list, leaving the total for the year so far at 80, which is eight down on this time last year.

Highlight species had to be the wader group with, Redshank, Woodcock and Curlew all added, Woodcock use to be a real mega at Westport but this is the fourth consecutive year it has now been recorded and the second year in succession that it's appeared in March, other highlights included a fly over Little Egret and Peregrine.

Other species added but more expected were Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Rook and Meadow Pipit, on the migrant front things were a real mixed bag, although a couple of species were missing that are normally seen in March ie Little Ringed Plover, Swallow and Willow Warbler, those that were seen were, Sand Martin which arrived on the 16 March which equalled the earliest ever date from 2008 and Chiffchaff which arrived on the 17 March.

Lets hope April can produce something a bit special.

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