Wednesday, 8 September 2010

An Osprey flying south over the Narrows was the best bird of a varied day.  A Wryneck, presumed to be the same bird as the one earlier in the week, was seen briefly from the main track and presumably the same Icterine Warbler was still in the plantation. Seawatching produced a few notable sightings including a Black Tern, three Arctic Skuas, three Great Skuas, a Wigeon, more than 100 Common Scoters, three Grey Herons and a surprising movement on 53 Golden Plovers. A good selection of passerines was present (although most of them were lingering birds from earlier in the week) and counts came to five Yellow Wagtails, two Grey Wagtails, a Whinchat, 25 Wheatears, a Sedge Warbler, a Reed Warbler, four Whitethroats, 18 Chiffchaffs, 13 Willow Warblers, a Goldcrest, five Spotted Flycatchers, a Pied Flycatcher, at least three Treecreepers, three Siskins and two Lapland Buntings. The Barn Owl and the Cuckoo were still present at Nant, and five Ringed Plovers, two Sanderlings, a Knot and a Bar-tailed Godwit were with the usual waders on the beach.

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