Friday, 24 September 2010

Strong northerly winds kept most small birds skulking low down and out of sight, but a few noteworthy species were still found. A Hobby on the South End was the best bird of the day, and at least four Greylag Geese flying overhead was an uncommon occurrence on the island. A single Lapland Bunting was still present, along with a Yellow Wagtail, five Grey Wagtails, a Spotted Flyatcher and four Skylarks. Other passerines included a Grasshopper Warbler, a Sedge Warbler, two Blackcaps, six Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, 11 Goldcrests and four Siskins. Five Mediterranean Gulls were seen offshore with feeding Kittiwakes and Black-headed Gulls and a single Arctic Skua flew by.

Sighting of the day the Red Arrows display team training aircraft in a nine aircraft diamond. (c) Steve Stansfield

1 comment:

  1. How many points for the flock of Red Arrows? (Surely a Welsh rarity)