Thursday, 7 May 2009

Numbers of birds remained very low for another windy day, but several notable oddments were found in the morning. One Hooded Crow flew along the coast early on, and a short time later the same bird – or perhaps a second individual? – went the same way. A Black-tailed Godwit spent the day on the South End while other waders included a Sanderling, a Common Sandpiper, 17 Whimbrels and a solitary Dunlin. Small passerines were few, but included a Tree Pipit in Cristin Withy, a Garden Warbler singing ast Nant, seven Sedge Warblers, two Common Whitethroats on the south end and four Blackcaps.

Female Blackcap at Nant 
7 May 2009 ©  Steve Stansfield

A Whimbrel trapped after dark was the 22nd to be ringed on the island this year – doubling the previous highest annual total for this species (ste last year). 

Hooded Crow, 7 May 2009 ©  Steve Stansfield

1 comment:

  1. This is really good. Keep up the good work. It is a good start to to the day checking up what is going on on the Island. Best wishes to all. Judith