Monday, 18 May 2009

Yet another windy day again prevented any significant quantity of birds from arriving; but nevertheless, one or two oddments still managed to turn up. In the morning, a pair of Great Northern Divers in full breeding plumage flying north low over the Narrows was a startling sight. On the land, a Pied Flycatcher and five Spotted Flycatchers were the most notable arrivals. 15 Willow Warblers, five Common Chiffchaffs, ten Sedge Warblers, a Common Whitethroat and five passing Common Swifts were also seen. Wader numbers had fallen again overnight – just five Whimbrels, two Dunlins and a Ruddy Turnstone were worth mentioning.

The Firecrest was still present in the morning.

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