Saturday, 11 September 2010

A small lighthouse attraction during the night comprised 24 Bar-tailed Godwits, four Knots and the odd Wheatear. The day’s birding efforts were again largely focussed on the sea, the highlights of which included the first Leach’s Petrel of the year, seven Balearic Shearwaters, 344 Common Terns, 11 Sandwich Terns, one Arctic Tern, 12 Arctic Skuas and four Great Skuas. On the land, the Icterine Warbler and the Wryneck were still present and counts of commoner migrants came to one Yellow Wagtail, six Grey Wagtails, one Whinchat, 32 Wheatears, two Grasshopper Warblers, two Blackcaps, 13 Chiffchaffs, 19 Willow Warblers, one Spotted Flycatcher, one Pied Flycatcher, a Treecreeper, a Starling and a Siskin. Two Golden Plovers, five Knots and four Grey Herons were also seen.

Grasshopper Warbler. (c) Ben Porter

Willow Warbler. (c) Ben Porter

Wheatear. (c) Ben Porter

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