It’s been pretty quiet during March, migrants have been slow to get moving due to the weather conditions but we have had our first Swallows, Sand Martins and Wheatears.

The first to arrive, as usual was Wheatears with two seen on the 7th, next were two Swallows over St Ouen’s Pond on the 12th and last to arrive were Sand Martins with the first one seen at St Ouen’s Pond on the 18th, a later date than the average, while the first Willow Warbler was slightly early arrive on the 21st near to Kempt Tower.

As of writing we are still awaiting our first House Martin which is now overdue.

Other migrants of note were a Little Ringed Plover at La Sente, a Spoonbill briefly at St Ouen’s Pond, two Little Buntings were at Grouville Marsh and an island record count of 106 Common Gulls were seen feeding in a field near Le Catillon.

Our breeding birds have started to pair up and form territories but April is where things really get going so hopefully it’ll be good one this year.