Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Another rather quiet day saw very few new arrivals on the island. Six Swifts headed south during the day, along with 354 Swallows and seventeen House Martins. Three Ring Plovers and a Turnstone were again around the narrows, whilst two Dunlins, a Common Sandpiper, thirty two Whimbrels and a Curlew were seen elsewhere. Eleven Sedge Warblers, six Whitethroats, five Chiffchaffs, four Willow Warblers and nine Spotted Flycatchers were seen in the island's gardens and withies. Other passerines inland included: five Skylarks, a Tree Pipit, five Goldfinches and twenty four Linnets.

Several pairs of Linnets have been seen with nesting material over the last few weeks.
(c) Ben Porter

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