Friday, 8 July 2011

The weather was even more miserable than yesterday: the wind was again fixed in the south-west, and heavy showers blew through during the day. A juvenile Common Redstart had arrived and was amongst the warblers and a couple of Goldfinches at Nant. A probable Balearic Shearwater off the west side in the afternoon was the highlight of sea-passage, although 23 Black-headed Gulls and nineteen Common Scoters also passed by with a steady stream of 1576 Manx Shearwaters. A Turnstone and a Dunlin were the only new waders amongst the usual suspects: three Ring Plovers, a Common Sandpiper, five Redshanks, a Whimbrel and 40 Curlews.

 Common Redstart
 A juvenile Pied Wagtail
Ringed Plover

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