Friday, 25 September 2009

Once again, little change was in evidence amongst the birds present on the island. Numbers of small passerines were slightly better, with 36 Chiffchaffs, four Whitethroats, three Blackcaps, four Goldcrests, five Wheatears, a Song Thrush, six Grey Wagtails, a Redstart, a Spotted Flycatcher and a Tree Pipit counted during the morning. 33 Chaffinches were seen – an increase on recent days – as well as a Siskin and 17 Goldfinches. The most unusual bird of the day was a drake Eider seen flying past Pen Cristin, and a Mediterranean Gull was the only other noteworthy bird out to sea. Three Water Rails were squealing away in the withies, and six Dunlins, four Whimbrels and the Bar-tailed Godwit were on the coast.

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