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Saturday, 25 March 2017

24th March – Wheatear seen on Guernsey back on territory

Tim Jones and Tim Davis report 250 Razorbills off the South End, but a big clear-out of Chiffchaffs and Meadow Pipits with only 12 and 70 respectively logged. A total of 240 Kittiwakes were counted at the two remaining West Side colonies. Of note were 2 Black Redstarts, a "singing" Water Rail, 6 Teal, 4 Snipe and a Song Thrush. The day's highlight was confirmation that the colour-ringed male Wheatear seen on Guernsey on 13 March (see blog post dated 14 March) was back on its territory near the Earthquake, in hot pursuit of a female and fending off another male – record shots below.

Lundy colour-ringed Wheatear 'pale blue over black' © Tim Davis

Now on its Lundy breeding territory, this bird was seen on Guernsey on 13 Mar

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