Monday, 21 September 2009

A further reduction in the number of passerine migrants left the gardens and bushes seeming very empty: just 11 Chiffchaffs, five Goldcrests, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Reed Warbler, a Whitethroat, and a Blackcap remained. Alba Wagtail numbers remained much the same, and three Grey Wagtails were also present early in the morning. Nine Wheatears were around the coast and a couple of Greenfinches flew overhead. The highlight of a lengthy and largely uneventful seawatching session came when a Cory’s Shearwater flew past the South End. A Mediterranean Gull was seen with 40 Black-headed Gulls, two Water Rails were in the withies, the Merlin remained, and the three Teals, two Knots and a Bar-tailed Godwit were in Solfach.
Grey Wagtail
(c) Steve Stansfield

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