With SW gales forecast for Friday, my parents took advantage of the better weather on Thursday to head home (a good decision as it happens, as there were no flights on Friday and, even if the Northlink crossing wasn’t great on Thursday, I suspect it will have been much worse on Friday night). A slightly better day on Saturday didn’t bring much more in the way of birds, but I know I’m not alone in looking forward to the weather next week, which the forecasts suggest could be perfect for encouraging spring migration to kick up a notch. Without wishing to get too excited by the first sniff of potentially decent weather, I’m predicting a Bluetail amongst a few Robins, thrushes etc sometime next week!
|Grace and Freyja (pictured by Gramps) enjoying the start of spring (well, a quite spring like day at least)|
|You aint seen me, right?|
It was good to see plenty of Razorbills back on 22nd (200+ were off Furse and the North cliffs), but Guillemots have still to make a real comeback, with just the occasional day of a heavy presence and none at all noted on 22nd.
A day of rain and strong, cold north-westerlies is forecast for Sunday, then bring on the SE winds...