Sunday, 18 March 2012
Crossbills, Crests, Rock Pipits and Fulmars
Rob Sandham was on the Orme early morning and was rewarded with 12 Crossbills over the cemetery. He also noted another arrival of Goldcrests with 20+ birds in the bushes behind the cemetery. There was also birds in the hawthorns later on in the day, with 15+ birds dotted around. Rock Pipits were showing well around Marine Drive, while Fulmars were making a right racket from the cliffs and giving spectacular fly-bys from above. There are at least seven Stonechat pairs at the north end, with others around the summit and down in the gun site - what a fantastic turnaround since from the last couple of year which had nearly decimated them following the severe winters. 3 Chough were good to see as well as 5 Buzzards overhead.