Saturday, 30 July 2011

Fewer birds were seen today, although there were still a few bits and pieces dotted around. A Tree Pipit in the plantation was the first for at least a month, a Starling was again around the narrows, a Lesser Redpoll was seen flying around the gardens and 41 Willow Warblers were scattered all over the island; other warblers seen included: seven Sedge Warblers, eight Whitethroats and three Chiffchaffs. Three ‘Commic’ Terns and a Sandwich Tern were seen at sea, whilst the usual Grey Heron was present. A Dunlin, two Turnstones and 11 Redshanks were the most noteworthy waders seen. A Redstart and a Little Owl were also seen.

 Willow Warbler
A Shuttle-shaped Dart, a Rivulet (second for the island), a Rosy Minor (bottom) and many Early Thorns (top) were trapped today.

No comments:

Post a Comment