Sunday, 9 May 2010

Wheatears continued to be just about the most conspicuous species on the island, with the day’s count coming to 139. A smattering of other migrant passerines included three Whinchats, three Spotted Flycatchers, 22 Sedge Warblers, seven Whitethroats, ten Blackcaps, two Grasshopper Warblers, a Garden Warbler, a Jackdaw and 25 Redpolls. The latter of these included 15 Lesser Redpolls and ten others that showed characters associated with Common Redpolls. A Black-tailed Godwit was on Solfach in the morning, and in the afternoon a Sanderling was in the same place. Ten Turnstones and 18 Dunlins were counted, a Snipe was at Nant and a couple of Swifts flew through.
Turnstone (c) Steve Stansfield

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