Friday, 8 May 2009

The wind had picked up to a tremendous strength overnight making it difficult to walk on the South End, never mind count birds. In the relative shelter of the plantation though, three Spotted Flycatchers had arrived and were busily engaged in their eponymous pursuit of dipteran quarry. Other passerines taking refuge in the available cover included seven Willow Warblers and single Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap and Sedge Warblers. A Common Kestrel and three Common Swifts were seen, and the Black-tailed Godwit, Sanderling and Common Sandpiper remained from the previous day. Large numbers of locally-breeding seabirds made a spectacular sight as they fed offshore, although the only different birds passing were a pair of Common Scoters

Dunnock at Cristin
8 May 2009 © Steve Stansfield

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