Friday, 30 April 2010

Poor visibility hindered bird-finding for much of the day and resulted in a fly-by Harrier getting away before specific identification could be established. A Greylag Goose stopped by on the Narrows in the afternoon and some weather-related Swift movement was evident – 16, including a flock of nine, flew through during the course of the day. Passerine numbers were similar to the previous day with 26 White Wagtails, 26 Wheatears, seven Sedge Warblers, four Blackcaps, six Chiffchaffs and 14 Willow Warblers counted; although a Tree Pipit was the first for a few days, and a Siskin, 12 Goldfinches and five Redpolls also arrived. The Bar-tailed Godwit and Common Sandpiper were still present with 12 Whimbrels. Two Ringed Plovers that had been displaying for a while were confirmed to be nesting: this is the first time the species has bred on the island since 2003.

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