Friday, 2 October 2009

A palpable fall in temperature, conveyed by a northerly shift of the wind, lent a distinctly autumnal feel to the day that was only enhanced by the arrival of two Swans, probably Whoopers, flying low over the island. A Red-throated Diver, a Fulmar, 405 Black-headed Gulls, four Common Gulls and three Mediterranean Gulls passed by at sea, and a flock of 41 Ravens paid a brief early morning visit before returning back across the sea to the mainland. 36 Goldfinches and two Lesser Redpolls arrived at Cristin, while a single Blackcap, seven Chiffchaffs and eight Goldcrests were all that remained of the warblers. Three Merlins a Water Rail and a Ringed Plover were also still present.

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