Wednesday, 13 October 2010

With the light north-easterly wind and clear skies continuing, a scattering of migrants had turned up by mid-morning; a Garden Warbler, Redstart and the same two Snow Buntings were present on the south end. The Black Redstart and Whinchat remain at the north end and a Reed Warbler had also arrived. The usual Blue Tits and Great Tits were in the island’s gardens and six Long-tailed Tits appeared around nant.
Other migrants included 14 Skylarks, 2 Lapland Buntings, 9 Blackcaps, 12 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler and 28 Goldcrests. Thrush counts are slowly increasing  a Fieldfare, 11 Redwings, 9 Song Thrushes and 18 Blackbirds were seen today.

Goldcrests continue to arrive in numbers. (c) Ben Porter
Chiffchaff. (c) Ben Porter
The Whinchat remains in the sunflower patch near Ty Capael. (c) Ben Porter
A noisy little group of Long tailed Tits arrived during the night. (c) Ben Porter

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