Sunday, 15 August 2010

A beautiful calm day was enough to land a varied scattering of migrants on the island, the best of which were three Pied Flycatchers, the first Reed Warbler of the autumn, a Whinchat, four Tree Pipits and a couple of Grey Wagtails. Other passerines included 40 Willow Warblers, seven Whitethroats, six Spotted Flycatchers, three Goldcrests, a Garden Warbler, a White Wagtail and a good diurnal passage of 400 Swallows, 20 House Martins and a couple of Sand Martins. Three Greenshanks appeared around the Narrows in the afternoon, 16 Sandwich Terns passed offshore and a Sparrowhawk and a couple of Kestrels were seen.

About 40 Willow Warblers were seen
A few Common Whitethroats arrived during the day
Three Pied Flycatchers were found: two at Cristin and one at Ty Pellaf

Six Spotted Flycatchers were seen

Polly still adds a splash of colour to a cloudless day.
Pictures (c) Steve Stansfield

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